Palakkad: Kalamandalam Saraswathi won the Swaralaya Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair Award 2022 for her overall contribution to classical dance forms.
Her proficiency in Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam along with her sustained presence on dais for over 50 years made her eligible for the prestigious award. The award includes Rs 25,000 and a certificate of citation.
Kalamandalam Saraswathi has received Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award, Nrithanatya Award, Kalamandalam Award, Rottery Professional Excellence Award and Kala Tharpanam Natya Shri Award also.
Minister PA Mohammed Riyas will hand over the award on December 29 at the venue of Swaralaya dance and music festival.