KOCHI: The Raja Ravi Varma Puraskaram for 2008 will be presented to Gulam Mohammed Sheikh on Wednesday.

M.A. Baby, Minister for Cultural Affairs, will present the award at a function to be held at Durbar Hall Art Centre at 6.30 p.m.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1.25 lakh and citation.

P. Rajeev, M.P., and S.G. Vasudev will felicitate.

Two films—A Painter’s Portrait and The Self and the World—will be screened on the occasion.

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