Kathakali maestro Kalamandalam Gopi was selected for the Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair Swaralaya Puraskaram by a judging committee headed by Jnanpeeth award winner O.N.V. Kurup. Announcing the award here on Saturday, Swaralaya president N.N. Krishnadas said it would be presented to Mr. Gopi at the valedictory function of the Swaralaya music and dance festival by Governor of Maharashtra K. Sankaranarayanan here on October 11. The award carries a cash prize of Rs.25,000, a plaque, and citation, he said. — Staff Reporter

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