Ammannur Parameswaran Chakyar and Cherthala Thankappa Panicker win fellowships.
Kerala Kalamandalam deemed to be university announced fellowships, awards, and endowments for the year 2020.
Koodiyattam expert Ammannur Parameswaran(Kuttan) Chakyar and Kathakali Sangeetham maestro Cherthala Thankappa Panicker won the fellowships that carry a cash award of ₹50,000, citation and Ponnada.
The winners of the awards include Margi Vijayakumar (Kathakali vesham); Kalamandalam K P Achuthan (Kathakali sangeetham); Kalamandalam Rajan(Chenda); Kalamandalam Achutha Warrier (Maddalam); Appunni Tharakan(Chutti); Sarojini Nangiyaramma(Koodiyattam); Pallavi Krishnan (Mohiniyattam); Shankaranarayan, Kunjan Smarakam (Thullal); N K Madhusoodhanan (Mridangam); Madhathilathu Govindankutty Nair (Panchavadyam). The awards carry ₹30,000 along with citations and Ponnada.
Critic KB Raj Anand won the M K K award for overall contribution while Kalamandalam Aiswarya K A won the Young talent award. Winners of various endowments are Adv. C K Narayanan Namboodiri (Mukundaraja Smrithi Puraskaram); Sumitha Nair (Kalaratnam Endowment); Kalamandalam Krishnendu (Painkulam Ramachakyar Samraka Puraskaram); Maruthorvattam Kannan (Vadakkan Kannan Nair Asan Smruthi Puraskaram); Karivalloor Ratnakumar (KS Divakaran Nair Smaraka Sougandikam Puraskaram); Kalamandalam Anilkumar P (VS Sharma Endowment); Nedumbulli Rammohan(Bhagavathar Kunjunni Thampuran Endowment); Kalamandalam Gopinatha Prabha (Killimangalam Vasudevan Namboodirippad Smaraka Award); and Janaka Shankar P (Brahmasree Pakaravur Chithran Namboodirippad Birth Centenary Memorial Endowment).
The selection panel comprised Vice-Chancellor T K Narayanan (Chairman), Kalamandalam Gopi, Peruvanam Kuttan Marar, Kalamandalam Kshemavathy, N R Gramaprakash, T K Vasu, Kalamandalam Prabhakaran, Kariyannur Narayanan Namboodiri, Usha Nangiyar, Mattannur Shankaran Kutty Marar, M V Narayanan, G S Paul, T S Narayanan Kutty, Kalamandalam Sugandhi and Sukumari Narendramenon.