Kerala Puraskaram 2022: Kerala Jyothi for MT Vasudevan Nair; Mammotty gets Kerala Prabha


MT Vasudevan Nair and Mammootty

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government on Monday announced the first awardees of the newly-established top state hounours- the Kerala Jyothi, Kerala Prabha and Kerala Sree.

Writer MT Vasudevan Nair will be honoured with the Kerala Jyothi award.



Actor Mammotty, plawright and novelist Omchery N N Pillai, former civil servant T Madhava Menon are selected for Kerala Prabha.

Kerala Sree award will be given to science writer and activist MP Parameswaran, biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju, magician Gopinath Muthukad, sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman, industrialist Kochouseph Chittilappilly and singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi.

Kerala established the state-level supreme award for distinguished personalities last year. The new award will follow the pattern of the Padma awards, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while announcing it.

The winners of the 'Kerala Puraskaram' are finalised by the award committee members, based on the recommendations of the primary and secondary committees.

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