Lakshmi Saravanakumar, who won the Yuva Puraskar award last year for his novel on tiger hunting, 'Kaanakan,' returned it at the Sahitya Akademi office in Chennai.
"Yes. I have returned the award. I told Sahitya Akademi that my protest was not against them but the Centre," he told PTI.
Yesterday, in a Facebook page, the author had said Tamil society had been 'betrayed' for long by Centre on many issues and that the ongoing pro-jallikattu protest was a reflection of the "oppression" faced by it for many years.
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