Kozhikode (UNI): Noted actor Nedumudi Venu has been chosen for
the maiden KTC 'Bharat' Balan K Nair award for his outstanding
contribution to Malayalam film industry.
The award, instituted by the Balan K Nair Memorial Committee and
sponsored by the KTC groups of companies in memory of the noted
actor Balan K Nair, carries a cash prize of Rs 30,001 and citation,
Committee chairman P V Gangadharan told reporters here today.
Febin Saboo Thomas of Kottyam bagged the award, carrying a
sovereign, also instituted by the Committee, for his excellent
performance in Kerala State School Youth Festival. Kerala Social
Welfare and Health Minister P K Sreemathi would present the awards
at a function to be held here on August 26, he said.
Veteran actor Madhu would deliver the Balan K Nair memorial
lecture, he added.