Thiruvananthapuram: Athiyadam Podikkalam Parambil Kannaperuvannan has been selected for the first award instituted by the State government in the name of P.K. Kalan who was the chairman of the Kerala Folklore Akademi. Minister for Culture M.A. Baby said here on Wednesday that the award consisted of a citation, a plaque and a purse of Rs.50,000. Kannaperuvannan, 85, was the best living presenter and propagator of ritual art forms like ‘theyyam,’ ‘kenthronpattu’ and ‘kurunthinipattu,’ Mr. Baby said. — Special Correspondent

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