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Actor Madhu to be presented Pravasi Doha Basheer award

Veteran Malayalam film actor Madhu will be presented the Pravsi Doha Basheer award.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kochi | Published: October 3, 2013 6:24 pm

Veteran Malayalam film actor Madhu,who essayed memorable roles in various films,including the National award winner ‘Chemmeen’,will be presented the Pravsi Doha Basheer award at a function here tomorrow.

The award,in memory of Vaikom Muhammed Basheer,Malayalam novelist and short story writer,will be presented by eminent novelist M T Vasudevan Nair.

Widow of Basheer,Faby Basheer will present the cash prize of Rs 50,000 to the actor,a press release here said.

The award,consisting of a statuette,sculpted by artist Namboodiri and a citation,has been instituted by Pravasi Doha,an organsiation of Qatar Malayalees and Kochi based Pravasi Trust.

Rasana Begum of Thiruvananthapuram would be presented a scholarship of Rs 15,000 by Pravasi Doha in memory of Prof M N Vijayan,writer,thinker and activist.

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