Thiruvananthapuram: Noted filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan has been selected for the J C Daniel award for the year 2016 in recognition of his comprehensive contribution to the Malayalam film industry.
A jury chaired by K G George selected Adoor for the coveted honour. Film directors Kamal, T K Rajeev Kumar, Fazil and Rani George IAS, Secretary (Culture) were the other panelists.
In a release, Minister for Cultural Affairs A.K. Balan said the panel unanimously picked Adoor for the honour.
Adoor will be presented the award comprising a purse of Rs 1 lakh, citation and sculpture, at a function to be held in Thalassery.