T D Ramakrishnan has been chosen for the 2017 Vayalar Ramavarma Literary Prize for his novel “Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki”. The 40th award ceremony will be held on 27th October 2017, the death anniversary of the late poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma. The Vayalar Award is given for the best literary work in Malayalam. It carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, a citation, and a statuette designed by sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman.