Google on Tuesday honoured acclaimed Indian poet Balamani Amma on her 113th birth anniversary with a special doodle devoted to her.
The doodle has been created by Kerala-based artist Devika Ramachandran.
Nalapat Balamani Amma was born upon July 19, 1909, in then Madras Presidency.
She was the recipient of numerous awards and honours, consisting of the Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award and Saraswati Samman.
She continues to be known as the 'amma' (mother) and 'muthassi' (grandma) of Malayalam poetry.
Balamani Amma's very first poem 'Koppukai' was published in the year 1930, when she was just 21.
She published over 20 anthologies of poems, as well as other works such as translations.
She inspired generations of Malayalam poets.
Her most famous works consist of Amma (1934 ), Muthassi (1962) and Mazhuvinte Katha (1966 ).
Her daughter Kamala Das is a widely known author. Das' autobiography, "My Story" was released in 1976.
Balamani Amma got wed to VM Nair, the managing editor of the extensively distributed Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, at the age of 19.