Kerala Tourism’s Nishagandhi award for Ilaiyaraja


Music maestro Ilaiyaraja has been selected for Kerala Tourism’s Nishagandhi Puraskaram 2016 for his artistic excellence and contribution to the Indian film music industry.

Announcing this at a press conference here on Thursday, Minister for Tourism A.P. Anil Kumar said the award will be presented to the 72-year-old maestro at the inaugural ceremony of the Nishagandhi annual dance and music festival commencing here on January 20.

The award carries a purse of Rs.1, 50,000, citation and a statuette.

A jury comprising Vice-Chancellor of the Malayalam University and former Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar selected the winner of the Nishagandhi Puraskaram.


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