Salim Kumar has been honored with the 2012 Bahadoor Foundation Award.
From The Hindu,
Bahadur Puraskaram 2012 will be awarded to actor Salim Kumar. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, film director Kamal, secretary of the Bahadur Memorial Trust, said this time the winner of the award had a lot of shades similar to Bahadur, who had regaled the Malayali audience much in his formative years and then had evolved into a character actor. Salim Kumar who entered the silver screen as a comedian was much appreciated for his character roles. Both Bahadur and Salim Kumar have had a strong theatre connection in their careers.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs.50,000, a memento, and a citation. The award will be presented at a function to be held at the Police Station Maidan at Kodungalloor at 6 p.m. on May 21.
I really do agree with The Hindu’s observation on the similarities in the evolution of their careers and the levels of popularity it has taken them, though I believe for Salim Kumar, the evolutionary curve was shorter than the arduous yet fulfilling tenure Bahadoor ‘lived’ on the silver screen.
Salim Kumar now joins the hallowed ranks of the seasoned, veteran institutions in Malayalam cinema who have been honored with the award in the past, that includes Thilakan, Jagathy, Madhu, Sukumari and KPAC Lalitha amongst others.
You can check out a partial list of the recipients of the Bahadoor Awards here.
“Mukundan Unni“, one of Salim Kumar’s popular roles that made you laugh in his movie career.
The report in the Malayala Manorama.