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J Sasikumar honoured with J C Daniel Award

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First published: February 14, 2013, 12:16 PM IST | Updated: February 14, 2013
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J Sasikumar honoured with J C Daniel Award
Sasikumar, who holds a record for directing as many as 141 films, is known for his box-office hits of the 1960s and 70s.

Thiruvanathapuram: Malayalam actor-director J Sasikumar has been selected for Kerala's highest film honour J C Daniel award, the state's version of nation's topmost film honour, Phalke award.

Sasikumar, who holds a record for directing as many as 141 films, is known for his box-office hits of the 1960s and 70s, most of them featuring Kerala's "ever green" hero Premnazir in the lead role.

The award, instituted in memory of father of Malayalam cinema J C Daniel, was announced by minister for cinema K B Ganesh Kumar.

The annual award, given for outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema, carries a purse of Rs 1 lakh, citiation and memento.

The selection was made by a jury headed by music director M K Arjunan.
Expressing happiness for being chosen for the honour, Sasikumar dedicated the award to the memory of Premnazir, who showered on him brotherly affection inside and outside the film world.

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