KATHAKALI GRAMAM

AYROOR

AWARDS


An award (named after Natyabharathi Kathakali Centre) has been instituted and presented to Kathakali exponents every year in recognition of their out standing contributions in the field of Kathakali. Kathakali maestro Padmasri Kalamandalam Gopi, Kalamandalam Hyder Ali, Mankompu Sivasankara Pillai, Ayamkudy Kuttappa Marar etc are the few among the recipients of Natyabharathi Award during the yester years. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 11,111 and a citation.

Similarly, two separate awards for Kathakali laureates were instituted in the name of Ayroor Raman Pillai, the founder of Grandhasala movement at Ayroor Gramam and the late Ayroor Sadasivan, the renowned play back singer. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and a citation.



Awards given in 2017 Kathakali Fest



Kathakali Mela 2017 Club Secretary V R Vimal Raj receives Ayroor Raman Pillai Award