Thrissur: The first Oruma-Ramu Kariat Awards, instituted by the Oruma Nattika Beach Festival Organisation Committee, have been announced. Playback singer K.J. Jesudas has been selected for the lifetime achievement award.

The awards in the other categories go to Hariharan (best director), M.T. Vasudevan Nair (best scenarist), Mammootty (best actor), Vidyasagar (best music director) and Madhu Balakrishnan (best playback singer). — Staff Reporter

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