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T. MADHAVAN
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inauguration: Singer Chitra lighting the traditional lamp at Kerala Samajam on July 18.
inauguration: Singer Chitra lighting the traditional lamp at Kerala Samajam on July 18.

Indian Magic Academy (IMA) organised a function at Kerala Samajam Hall, on July 18, to honour the magician M. Yona alias Yoganathan with Professor Bagyanath Fantasia Award.

Singer K.S. Chitra inaugurated the function by lighting the traditional lamp. As many as 25 school children were provided with uniforms at the function and Shoranur Ravi presented a programme ‘Indrajalam,' much to the appreciation of the large crowd. Cultural programmes were also conducted on the occasion. Short plays written by Jayaprakash Kulur were enacted. The plays were directed by Ravi.

IMA president E.N. Jeyachandran welcomed the gathering and Ambika Balan of Ambika Chit Funds presided the function. Malayalam film director Thambi Kannan Thanam offered his felicitations to the IMA and Mr. Yona. Ajay Ghosh, programme coordinator, said that the IMA has been honouring magicians for their achievements year after year and would continue their efforts in future also.

T. MADHAVAN

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