Agency NewsNational Jnanpith award winner O.N.V. Kurup dead By Violet Pereira, Mangaluru. Team Mangalorean. - February 13, 2016 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter tweet Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) Jnanpith Award winner and renowned Malayali poet and lyricist O.N.V. Kurup died at a hospital here on Saturday, his family said. He was 84. Popularly known as O.N.V., he was suffering from age-related illness.