Eight senior artists were felicitated by the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi at the Akademi Art Gallery at Thiruvangad here on Wednesday.

The artists were presented with a cash prize of Rs. 5,000, a ponnada and a certificate by municipal chairperson Amina Maliyekkal at the ceremony.

Those felicitated includes artists P.S. Karunakaran, Saratchandran, K. Janardhanan and Shankaranaraya Marar.

Balan Master Pallikkandy, T. Raghavan, Kunhambu Nair and Puninjithaya are also among those honoured.

Akademi chairman K.A. Francis presided over the function. Artists and art critic K.K. Marar and Akademi secretary Sreemoolanagaram Mohanan spoke on the occasion.