This news comes courtesy of acclaimed Director Sri. Sreekumaran Thampi.
The RAGAMALIKA – JAYAN AWARD instituted by Jayan Samskarika Vedi in memory of the late Jayan, actor,who passed away on 16 November 1980, is awarded to Poovachal Khader, acclaimed lyricist and wordsmith whose contributions to the popular music charts in Malayalam Cinema, especially the late 80’s through the early 2000’s is incomparable.
The award includes a Cash prize of Rs10,000, a memento & citation and will be presented to him tomorrow , 16-11.2010 at the Y.M.C.A.Hall. Thiruvananthapuram at 6 P.M. Sri. Sreekumaran Thampi, as the patron of the Jayan Samskarika Vedi has instituted the award to honor the contributions of stalwarts who have helped nourish the Malayalam Film industry to what it is today.
Kallara Gopan and his troupe would be presenting a selected playlist of his popular compositions. The entry is free and all are invited.
Here is one of his chart busters, Ponveene from Thalavattam (1986)
Update : 1 December 2010
Photographs of the Award Ceremony , courtesy Director Sri. Sreekumaran Thampi.