Google pays tribute to Malayalam Poet Balamani Amma on her 113th birth anniversary with a special doodle

Balamani Amma is known as the 'amma' (mother) and 'muthassi' (grandmother) of Malayalam poetry

The poet was the recipient of various awards & honours including Padma Bhushan

She received Padma Bhushan in 1987, the Sahitya Akademi award in 1965, and Saraswati Samman in 1995

Today, Google celebrated Banamani Amma with an image of the poet where she can be seen sitting between the books & writing

Amma has inspired generations of Malayalam poets.

Balamani Amma published her first poem at the age of 21 in 1930 which was 'Kooppukai'

Amma’s works adopted the ideas and the stories of mythological characters, however, depicted women as a powerful figure who remained ordinary human beings

Some of Balamani Amma's poems are 'Kudumbini', 'Dharmamargathil', 'Sthree Hridayam', 'Prabhankuram', 'Bhavanayil', 'Oonjalinmel', 'Kalikkotta'

She was awarded awards 'Padma Bhushan', 'Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award', 'Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award', 'Asian Prize', 'Vallathol Award', 'Lalithambika Antharjanam', 'Ezhuthachan Award', and many more

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