TN announces Periyar award for Sathyaraj
Chennai, Dec. 29 (PTI): The Tamil Nadu Government today announced the
Periyar award for actor Sathyaraj, who is donning the role of social
reformer 'Periyar' E V Ramasamy in a film portraying the leader's

An official press release here said Sathyaraj was performing the role
in the film `Periyar' without receiving any payment.

The government also announced the Ambedkar award for DPI leader Thol

Pavendhar Bharathidasan award, named after poet Bharathidasan, who had
penned poems on Tamil nationalist themes and policies of the Dravidian
movement, would go to Tamil scholar K Chellamppan, the release said.

Thiru.Vi.Ka award named after trade union leader and Tamil scholar
Thiru Vi Kalayanasundaram would be given to writer K Thirunavukkarasu.

The award carries citation and Rs 1 lakh cash, the release added.

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