Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: Artist M.V. Devan has been selected for the Malabar Sukumaran Bhagavathar prize. The prize has been instituted by Pookkad Kalalayam, Chemancheri, in memory of noted musician Malabar Sukumaran Bhagavathar.

At a press conference here on Wednesday, the organisers said M.V. Devan was selected for the prize in recognition of his contributions to the art field.

The selection committee comprised artist Madanan, Janardanan Kottemprom, and Suresh Koothuparambu.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs.5,001, a plaque designed by the Kalalayam and a citation.