Sreekumaran Thampi receives the most prestigious 'Asan Smaraka Kavitha Award!'
by Elizabeth Menon
CONGRATULATIONS to Sreekumaran Thampi!
Sreekumaran Thampi's heart wrenching Poem, 'Ammaykkoru Thaarattu' -- A Lullaby to Mother' brings home this most prestigious splendour for the heart throb of Malayalees! He warrants this and much more, and about time too, as it's long overdue -- sky is the limit from now on! A deserving person to receive this award, at last! Kumaran Asan would be smiling down at Sreekumaran Thampi, happy that a person of his calibre was given the award that carries his name!
The splendour of 'Ammaykkoru Thaaraattu' is so heart wrenching and beautiful that it's above any of the awards that is humanly possible to bestow on anyone! And it would be a blessing if anyone learns to love his or her mother after reading this poem -- a son's unconditional love drips from every word! A 'Must-read' for every human being on this planet earth! He says that the sons are always indebted to their mothers till the last lullaby, whereas the daughters are lucky that they get to repay their mothers by giving birth! And he has the greatness in everything he does, even by Ayn Rand's standards: Ayn Rand: "Greatness: It is the capacity to live by the three fundamental values of John Galt: reason, purpose and self-esteem."
"You are all these qualities personified in abundance, and Malayalees' blessing!