A special cover in honour of eminent poet and short story writer Kamala Surayya, who died in May last, was released during the 'Thunchan Literary Festival' here yesterday.
The cover was received by litterateur Dr Sukmar Azhikode from Chief Post Master General of Kerala Circle Sobha Koshi.
The literary festival is held every year at the hallowed home of 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.
Kamala Das before her conversion to Islam, she shot to fame through her bold and honest autobiographical sketches My Story published in the late 1970s.
Special Cover in Honour of Kamala Surayya Released
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