Popular South Indian actress Meera Jasmine was presented the
first Srividya award for the best actress in Malayalam films by
minister N.K.Premachandran at a function in Thiruvanthapuram on the
second death anniversary (October 19) of actress Srividya.
Meera Jasmine got this award for her performance in the
Mammootty starrer Ore Kadal, directed by Shyamaprasad. Earlier, she
also won the Filmfare awards (2008) for her performance in the same
movie which examines the extra-martial relationship between an
intellectual economist and a housewife.
K.B. Ganesh Kumar M.L.A, popular Malayalam actor and the
chairman of the MLV Srividya Charitable Society, who was with
Srividya during her last moments, said that Srividya was a person
who helped many without expecting
any publicity or reward.
Ganesh Kumar also revealed that from next year, cancer patients
from poor families, especially women who come for treatment at
Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvanthapuram, would be given financial
aid from the foundation. Srividya Music award was given to young
musician N.J. Nandini. Director K. Madhu and Principal Secretary T.
Balakrishnan attended the function.