Congratulations Santhosh! Such a proud moment for the entire 
Wikipedia/Wikimedia and the free software/open source community.

Subhashish

> On Aug 15, 2019, at 10:22 PM, Paulo Santos Perneta <paulospern...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Wonderful news, congratulations Santhosh!
> 
> Paulo
> 
> manoj k <manojkmohanme03...@gmail.com> escreveu no dia quinta, 15/08/2019 
> à(s) 17:57:
>> Santhosh Thottingal has won the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman by the Hon. 
>> President of India. This is in recognition of his substantial contribution 
>> in the field of Malayalam language. The award, instituted in 2016, is given 
>> to the substantial contributions to languages such as Sanskrit, Persian, 
>> Arabi, Pali and Classical Oriya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu, and 
>> Classical Malayalam. This is given to young scholars in the age group of 30 
>> to 45 years. The Presidential award carries a certificate of honor, a 
>> memento and a one-time cash prize of Rs.1 lakh.
>> 
>> Santhosh is one of the most active contributors of Swathanthra Malayalam 
>> Computing and a principal engineer in Wikipedia's language computing 
>> department. He has designed and released several algorithms and tools that 
>> serve computing needs in many Indian languages including Malayalam. He heads 
>> the maintenance of a dozen or so of the popular Malayalam fonts. Santhosh 
>> (along Kavya) designed two of these fonts, Chilanka and Manjari. He has 
>> contributed tools that serve a broad range of language computing needs - 
>> input tools, layout tools, fonts, font rendering, text to speech, 
>> translation, localization are just a few of these areas. He has also 
>> contributed and presented papers at several international conferences.
>> 
>> Dr. Rajeev R. R from the e-governance and training department of ICFOSS has 
>> also been selected for this award along with Santhosh.
>> 
>> We hope this award inspires Santhosh and Rajeev to push the boundaries of 
>> Language computing.
>> 
>> https://blog.smc.org.in/santhosh-thottingal-wins-the-presidents-maharshi-badrayan-vyas-samman-for-2019/
>> 
>> 
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>> Manoj Karingamadathil [[User:Manojk]]
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