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Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Film director, scriptwriter and producer. One of the most notable directors from India who has a strong International recognition. He has received 16 National awards, 17 Kerala state awards and was honoured by Padma Shri in 1984, and Padma Vibhushan in 2006. In 2004, he received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Active member of “Chitralekha,” Kerala’s first Film Co-operative Society.

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Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2020. The fair which will be held from 6th-16th february 2020 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.

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