The administrative committee of the Vallathol Chair has been constituted with O.N.V. Kurup as its chairman. The executive board of the Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University for Art and Culture decided this on Friday. The Kalamandalam Vice-Chancellor is the patron of the managing committee and critic M. Leelavathy its vice-chairperson. The members of the committee are B. Sugatha Kumari, K. P. Mohanan, M. M. Basheer, Scaria Zachariah, and Kalamandalam executive board representatives A. K. Nambiar and Kalamandalam Gopi. Speaker K. Radhakrishnan had inaugurated the Vallathol Chair on August 5. The chair aims at carrying out research on the works of poet Vallathol Narayana Menon and his contribution to various fields.

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