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2014 JC Daniel award winner: M.T. Vasudevan Nair

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2014 JC Daniel award winner: M.T. Vasudevan Nair

M T Vasudevan Nair, one of the most famous writers of Malayalam literature has been selected for J C Daniel Award, Kerala Government's highest honour for outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema. J C Daniel award is considered as Kerala's greatest award in the field of Cinema. The annual award, named after Daniel, who made the first silent movie in Kerala, was announced by Minister for Cinema Thiruvanchur Radhakrishnan here on Tuesday. The award, comprising a purse of Rs 1 lakh, citation and memento, will be presented next month. The award ceremony will be conducted on October 17th, at Kanakakunnu Palace, Trivandrum.

He had also won the most prestigious award for literature in the country, Jnanpith. He has made a record by winning maximum number of awards in the category - Best Screenplay - in National Film Awards. He had won the award four times, for his screenplays for the movies, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Kadavu, Sadayam and Parinayam. M T Vasudevan Nair's directorial debut Nirmalyam had won the National Award for Best Feature Film. He had served as the Chairperson of Indian Panorama of the 46th National Film Festival. M T Vasudevan Nair was a member of National Film development Corporation and Film Censoring Committee. He has also worked as a faculty in the Film and Television Institute, Pune.

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