Other dignitaries in the function included Congress leader T.V. Chandramohan, film director Babu Narayanan, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Accademy Secretary Prabhakaran Pazhassi, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Secretary Purushan Kadalundi, actor Rama Devi and the award ceremony organising committee general convener M.C. Thycaud
Kalabhavan Mani gets the Rajan P Dev Award instituted by the Rajan P Dev Samithy Ensquire Films in memory of the late versatile actor Rajan P Dev. Rajan P Dev's son Jubil Raj presented the award at a function held at the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Accademy Auditorium, Thrissur.