O. N. V. Kurup

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Kurup in May 2010

Ottaplakkal Neelakandan Velu Kurup (27 May 1931 – 13 February 2016),[1] [2] popularly known as O. N. V. Kurup or simply O. N. V., was an Indian poet and lyricist. He won Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India in 2007. He was born in Chavara, Kollam.

Kurup wrote lyrics for music used in Malayalam cinema. He has written a lot of lyrics for dramas and television serials also. He received the awards Padma Shri in 1998 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011, the fourth and second highest civilian honours from the Government of India. In 2007 he was given an Honorary Doctorate by University of Kerala, Trivandrum. O. N. V. was known for his leftist political views.[3] He was the Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate in the Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the Lok Sabha elections in 1989.[4]

Kurup died of respiratory failure on 13 February 2016 in Trivandrum, Kerala. He was aged 84.

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  1. "നിറവിന്റെ സൗന്ദര്യം" (in Malayalam). 25 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-11-04. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  2. James, Anu (13 February 2016). "Malayalam lyricist ONV Kurup no more; celebs offer condolences". International Business Times, India Edition.
  3. "O.N.V. Kurup honoured". The Hindu. 21 September 2006. Archived from the original on 15 March 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
  4. Partywise comparison of Lok Sabha Elections Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine Election Commission of India