Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Special postal cover in honour of Kamala Surayya released

A special cover in honour of eminent poet and author Kamala Surayya, who died in May last year, was released during the 'Thunchan Literary Festival' in Tirur on February 4, reports PTI.

The cover was received by renowned author Dr Sukmar Azhikode from the Chief Post Master General of Kerala Circle, Sobha Koshi. The literary festival is held every year at the hallowed home of the father of Malayalam literature, Thunhchath Ezhuthachan, at Tirur in Malappuram district.

Those who spoke at the function included eminent Urdu writer Shamsur Rahman Faruqi and Malayalam writer and Jnanpith winner M T Vasudevan Nair. The speakers paid glowing tributes to Surayya.

Surayya had left a rich body of works including poems in English and short stories in Malayalam, penned under the pseudonym Madhavikutty.

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