Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyricist

The Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyricist is an honour, begun in 1969, presented annually at the Kerala State Film Awards of India to a lyricist for best lyrics in a Malayalam film. Until 1997, the awards were managed directly by the Department of Information and Public Relations of the Government of Kerala. Since 1998, the awards have been constituted by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, an autonomous, non-profit institution functioning under the Department of Cultural Affairs (Kerala). The awardees are decided by an independent jury constituted every year by the government. They are announced by the Minister for Cultural Affairs and are presented by the Chief Minister.The first Kerala State film Awards ceremony was held in 1970 with Vayalar Ramavarma receiving the award for Nadhi and Kadalpalam (1969). O. N. V. Kurup is the most honoured lyricist with 14 awards, followed by Gireesh Puthenchery with seven.

Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyricist
State award for contributions to Malayalam cinema
Sponsored byKerala State Chalachitra Academy
First awarded1969
Last awarded2019
Most recent winnerSujesh Hari
Highlights
Total awarded51
First winnerVayalar Ramavarma
Websitewww.keralafilm.com

Most awardsEdit

Lyricist Image Wins Years
O.N.V Kurup 14 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2008, 2016
Gireesh Puthenchery 7 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Rafeeq Ahammed 5 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015
Vayalar Ramavarma 4 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975

The Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyricist winnersEdit

No Year Lyricist Image Film Remarks
1 1969 Vayalar Ramavarma Nadhi, Kadalpalam
2 1970 P. Bhaskaran Sthree
3 1971 Sreekumaran Thampi Vilakku Vangiya Veena
4 1972 Vayalar Ramavarma Chembarathi
5 1973 O. N. V. Kurup Swapnam
6 1974 Vayalar Ramavarma Nellu, Athithi
7 1975 Vayalar Ramavarma Chuvanna Sandhyakal, Swami Ayyappan
8 1976 O. N. V. Kurup Survey Kallu
9 1977 O. N. V. Kurup Madanolsavam
10 1978 Kavalam Narayana Panicker Vadakakku Oru Hridayam
11 1979 O. N. V. Kurup Ulkkadal
12 1980 O. N. V. Kurup Yagam, Ammayum Makalum
13 1981 Bichu Thirumala Thrishna, Thenum Vayampum
14 1982 Kavalam Narayana Panicker Marmaram
15 1983 O. N. V. Kurup Adaminte Vaariyellu, Parasparam
16 1984 O. N. V. Kurup Aksharangal, Ithiripoove Chuvannapoove
17 1985 P. Bhaskaran Kochu Themmadi
18 1986 O. N. V. Kurup Nakhakshathangal
19 1987 O. N. V. Kurup Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal
20 1988 O. N. V. Kurup Vaishali
21 1989 O. N. V. Kurup Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam, Purappadu
22 1990 O. N. V. Kurup Radhaamadhavam
23 1991 Bichu Thirumala Kadinjool Kalyanam
24 1992 P. Bhaskaran Venkalam
25 1993 Yusuf Ali Kechery  Ghazal
Kaithapram  Paithrukam
26 1994 Yusuf Ali Kechery Parinayam
27 1995 Gireesh Puthenchery Agnidevan Oru Poovithalin
28 1996 Kaithapram Azhakiya Ravanan Vennilachandanakkinam
29 1997 Gireesh Puthenchery Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Pinneyum Pinneyum
30 1998 Yusuf Ali Kechery Sneham
31 1999 Gireesh Puthenchery Punaradhivasam Kanakamunthirikal
32 2000 O. V. Usha Mazha Aaradyam Parayum
33 2001 Gireesh Puthenchery Raavanaprabhu Aakasha Deepagal Sakshi
34 2002 Gireesh Puthenchery Nandanam Karmukil Varnante Chundil
35 2003 Gireesh Puthenchery Gaurisankaram Urangathe Ravurangi Njan
36 2004 Gireesh Puthenchery Kathavasheshan Kannunattu Kathirunnittum
37 2005 Ponnkunnam Damodaran Nottam Pachapanam Thathe
38 2006 Prabha Varma Out of Syllabus Poyi Varuvan Koode Varu
39 2007 Rafeeq Ahammed Pranayakalam Etho Vidooramam
40 2008 O. N. V. Kurup Gulmohar Oru Naal Subharathri
41 2009 Rafeeq Ahammed Sufi Paranja Katha Thekkini Kolaya Chumaril
42 2010 Rafeeq Ahammed Sadgamaya Oru Pooviniyum VIdarum
43 2011 Sreekumaran Thampi Naayika Nanayum Nin Mizhiyoram
44 2012 Rafeeq Ahammed Spirit Mazha Kondu Mathram
45 2013 Prabha Varma Nadan Ethu Sundara Swapna Yavanika
Dr. Madhu Vasudev Ottakku Paadunna
46 2014 O. S. Unnikrishnan La Sa Gu Ithra Pakalinodothu Chernnittumee
47 2015 Rafeeq Ahammed Ennu Ninte Moideen Kathirunnu Kathirunnu
48 2016 O. N. V. Kurup Kambhoji Nadavathil Thurannila
49 2017 Prabha Varma Clint Olathil Melathal
50 2018 B.K.Harinarayanan Joseph (2018 film)
Theevandi
Kannethadooram
Jeevamshamayi
51 2019 Sujesh Hari Sathyam Paranja Viswasikkuvo Pularippoo Pole Chirichum

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