This year’s Venmani Haridas award for the most promising Kathakali singer will be given to Kalamandalam Harishkumar at a function to be held at the Thiruvathira Kalyanamandapam, Thiruvairanikulam on September 16 at 3 p.m.

This year marks the seventh death anniversary of Venmani Haridas.

This will be followed by the screening of a documentary on Venmani Haridas, Chitharanjini: Remembering a Maestro , and Banayudham (Usha-Chitralekha) Kathakali. Haripriya, Kalamandalam Jishnu Ravi, Kalamandalam Harishkumar and Kalanilayam Rajeevan (sangeetham), Kalamandalam Venu (maddalam) and Tripunithura Krishnadas (edakka) will perform.

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