Balamani Amma: How Google Doodle is paying tribute to Malayalam poet

Google is celebrating the acclaimed Indian poet Balamani Amma on her 113th birth anniversary with a special doodle dedicated to her.
Google is celebrating the acclaimed Indian poet Balamani Amma on her 113th birth anniversary with a special doodle dedicated to her. Balamani Amma continues to be known as the ‘amma’ (mother) and ‘muthassi’ (grandmother) of Malayalam poetry and was the recipient of various awards and honours.

Balamani Amma Poems: On the 113th anniversary of the celebrated Indian poet Balamani Amma’s birth, Google will pay tribute to her with a one-of-a-kind doodle on her birthdate, which falls on July 19, 2022. In the world of Malayalam poetry, Balamani Amma is still revered as both the “amma” (mother) and “muthassi” (grandmother) of the language.

The poet Balamani Amma was presented with a number of distinctions and honors during her career, including the Padma Bhushan in 1987, the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965, and the Saraswati Samman in 1995.

Google honored Banamani Amma by displaying an image of the poet on its homepage in the form of a doodle.

In the doodle, the poet is seen wearing a white saree and seated between two books while writing. Malayalam poets have cited Balamani Amma as a significant source of inspiration.

Her name is bestowed upon a monetary award bestowed upon authors at the Kochi International Book Fair. This award is known as the Balamani Amma Award.

Who was Balamani Amma?

On July 19, 2022, Google Doodle will be marking the 113th birth anniversary of Balamani Amma, a well-known Indian port who is also known as the Grandmother of Malayalam writing.

Balamani Amma was born on July 19, 1892. This day in 1909 she was born at Nalapat, her ancestral home in Punnayurkulam, which is located in the Thrissur District of Kerala.

The Saraswati Samman and the Padma Bhushan were only two of the many major honors for poetry that Balamani Amma won throughout her lifetime.

Balamani Amma was educated at home by her uncle Nalappat Narayan Menon, who was also a well-known poet in the Malayali language.

Balamani Amma did not acquire any kind of official training or education throughout her life.

Balamani Amma tied the knot with V.M. Nair, who was both the Managing Director and the Managing Editor of the Malayalam newspaper Mathrubhumi, when she was just 19 years old.

Kamala Das, who was a nominee for the Nobel Prize in literature in 1984, had Balamani Amma as her mother.

Balamani Amma was also the mother of Kamala Das. She had been living in Kochi, Kerala, till the day she died away on September 29, 2004, at the age of 95.

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