The award is organized in the memory of the Travancore King, and is instituted by Sree Chithira Thirunnal Trust. The award includes a cash prize worth one lakh and a citation. Mohanlal said that he is very much obliged to receive the award that is in the name of a legendary king.
Lieutenant Colonel Padmashree Bharath Mohanlal is honored with the Chithira Thirunnal Award. The award was presented to him by the Chief of Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor in Thiruvananthapuram.