This is fantastic news. Heartiest congratulations, Santosh.

On Fri, Aug 16, 2019, 3:02 AM Subhashish Panigrahi <psubhash...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
>> <https://blog.smc.org.in/santhosh-thottingal-wins-the-presidents-maharshi-badrayan-vyas-samman-for-2019/thottingal.in>
>> has won the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman by the Hon. President of India
>> <https://www.mathrubhumi.com/news/india/maharshi-badrayan-vyas-samman-award-declared-1.4042922>.
>> 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
>> <https://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/advertisment/presidential_awards_en.pdf>.
>> 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
>> <https://www.mathrubhumi.com/technology/web/manjari-font-new-malayalam-font-laguage-technology-santhosh-thottingal-swathanthra-malayalam-com-malayalam-news-1.1224474>.
>> He has contributed
>> <https://internethealthreport.org/2018/building-a-multilingual-internet/>
>> 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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