According to a report in Malayala Manorama, the Ragamalika – JAYAN Award for the year 2012, instituted by the Jayan Samskarika Vedi in memory of the late Jayan, actor, who passed away on 16 November 1980 has been awarded to Poojapura Ravi, one of Malayalam cinema’s most senior actors around today.
GK Pillai, an actor who can truly be called a living legend, has been announced the recipient of the RAGAMALIKA – JAYAN AWARD for 2011 , instituted by the Jayan Samskarika Vedi in memory of the late Jayan, actor, who passed away on 16 November 1980. GK Pillai debuted in Malayalam films in 1954, at the age of 29, way, way before any actor currently active in the industry faced the arc lights, in Associated Pictures’ Snehaseema, playing the role of an octogenarian !
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.