On Jose Prakash being awarded the JC Daniel Award for 2011

Jose Prakash - Malayalam Actor
Pic courtesy : Manorama Online

The Government of Kerala has announced its 20th JC Daniel Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in Malayalam cinema to veteran actor Jose Prakash, today. A honor which took a long time coming.

It would have been a time of pure celebration had this come at an earlier, more opportune  time, when he had more  control over his faculties and his constitution to know and bask in the honor the State (  and thereby the entire Malayali community)  had bestowed upon him.

That is my only grouse.

Fighting a losing and disorienting battle against Time in a physically critical condition, it would have been an entirely different celebration altogether, had it been at  an earlier time and space.

The State’s gesture almost looks condescending.

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