Valyathan wins Raja Ravi Varma Award
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (UNI) Renowned Painter V S Valyathan has been selected for the Raja Ravi Varma Award of the Kerala Government in recognition of his contributions to the field of art.
The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs one lakh and a plaque, will be presented to him at a date to be decided later, Jury Chairman Kanayi Kunhiraman told a news conference here today.
A four-member jury with Mr Kunhiraman as chairman, Mr E K Bharat Bhushan, sculptor V K Rajan and Cartoonist Yesudasan as members, selected Mr Valyathan considering his contribution in the last seven decades.
Born in a royal family, Mr Valyathan followed the style of Raja Ravi Varma. ''Themmadikattu,'' 'Sleeping beauty'' and ''Venalkalam'' were some of his prominent works.
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