November 3, 2020 8:14:05 pm
Veteran film director Hariharan on Tuesday bagged the distinguished JC Daniel Award, the Kerala authorities’s highest honour, for his “outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema.”
The annual honour, named after JC Daniel, who made the primary silent film in Malayalam, includes a handbag of Rs 5 lakh, a quotation and a plaque, Cultural Affairs Minister AK Balan mentioned in a launch.
An knowledgeable panel, chaired by famend author MT Vasudevan Nair and having director Harikumar, actor Madhubala, Chalachitra Akademy Chairman Kamal and Culture Department Secretary Rani George as members, chosen Hariharan for his contribution to Malayalam cinema in the course of the previous 5 many years.
Veteran actor Sheela bagged the award final 12 months and iconic director Adoor Gopalakrishnan and veteran lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi have been the recipients of the honour within the earlier years.
Hariharan’s Oru Vadakkan Veerragadha, launched in 1988 bagged 4 nationwide awards and 6 state awards.
He has directed round 50 motion pictures, together with the critically acclaimed Sargam, Parinayam, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, Sharapancharam, Panchagni, Nakhakshathangal, Amrutham Gamaya amongst others.
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