M T Vasudevan Nair, the veteran
writer-scenarist of Malayalam, won the prestigious J C Daniel Award
for the year 2013, for his acheivements and contributions to
Malayalam movie industry. J C Daniel award is considered as
Kerala's greatest award in the field of Cinema. It is named after
the Father of Malayalam Cinema, J C Daniel.
J C Daniel Award is hosted by Kerala Chalachitra Academy, an
autonomous body, which functions under the Department of Cultural
Affairs of Kerala Government. The award ceremony will be conducted
on October 17th, at Kanakakunnu Palace, Trivandrum.
M T Vasudevan Nair is one of the most famous writers of
Malayalam literature. He had also won the most prestigious award
for literature in the country, Jnanpith. He has made a record by
winning maximum number of awards in the category - Best Screenplay
- in National Film Awards. He had won the award four times, for his
screenplays for the movies, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha,
Kadavu, Sadayam and Parinayam.
M T Vasudevan Nair's directorial debut Nirmalyam had
won the National Award for Best Feature Film. He had served as the
Chairperson of Indian Panorama of the 46th National Film
Festival. M T Vasudevan Nair was a member of National Film
development Corporation and Film Censoring Committee. He has also
worked as a faculty in the Film and Television Institute, Pune.