The 61st National Awards have been announced in New Delhi today (April 16). Ram's Thanga Meengal has won multiple awards this year and has made Tamil film industry proud.
Thanga Meengal won awards in categories like Best Child Artiste (Sadhana), Best Tamil Film and Best Lyrics for Na Muthu Kumar. Late Balu Mahendra's Thalaimuraigai won Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and Sabu Joseph VJ won the Best Editing award for Vallinam. Tamil film won six awards in total this year.