Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Poet Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri has been selected for the Janmashtami Award instituted by the Balasamskarakendram.

Writer M.K. Sanu, member of the award committee, said here on Thursday that Mr. Namboothiri should have been chosen for the award much earlier.

The award omprises Rs.10,001, plaque and a citation. It will be given away at a function to be held in Thiruvananthapuram on August 23.

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