Parankusa Kesavacharyulu was presented the award in memory of polyglot Puttaparthy Narayanacharyulu for his outstanding contribution to Telugu culture. The award was presented to Kesavacharyulu, who has breathed life into characters like Sri Krishna, Arjuna and Nakshatraka in mythological plays, at an impressive function organised by the Akshara Sahitya Samiti at the C.V.N.Reading Room open air theatre here on Sunday.

Samiti founder-president M.V.S. Sastry anchored the event.