O.V. Vijayan Award for Paul Zachariah
Noted writer Paul Zachariah has been chosen for this year's O V Vijayan award, instituted by the Secunderabad-based Naveena Vichara Vedi in memory of the celebrated Malayalam novelist and cartoonist.
The award was for his collection of stories titled Alfonsammayude Maranavum shavasamskaravum,(Alfonsamma's death and funeral), award committee chairman Perumbadavom Sreedharan and advisory board member C R Neelakantan told reporters here.
The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs 50,001, statuette and citation, would be presented to the author at a function to be held at Secunderabad on November 11, they said.
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