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Official: Thampi Gets The Popular “BKS Viswakalaratna Award” This Year

Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS) will present the “BKS Viswakalaratna Award” to Sreekumaran Thampi.

Manama, Bahrain: Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS) is set to honour the acclaimed Malayalam film industry veteran, Sreekumaran Thampi, with the prestigious “BKS Viswakalaratna Award” on Friday, September 15, 2023. The ceremony will be held at the BKS premises as part of the Sravanam 2023 Onam Celebrations.

The “BKS Viswakalaratna Award” is named in commemoration of the late M. P. Raghu, a revered member of BKS known for his years of dedicated service. BKS President P.V. Radhakrishna Pillai spoke about the significance of the award, stating, “The ‘BKS Viswakalaratna’ is our annual tribute to those icons who have made noteworthy contributions to the Malayalam Film Industry. It is named after the late M.P. Raghu, a stalwart of our organisation, to honour his remarkable legacy.”

Saji Cherian

Esteemed guests, including Saji Cherian, the Honourable Minister of Culture from the Government of Kerala, and Jayashankar Viswanathan, COO of the UNEECO Group, will be present at the event. They will join BKS members and film industry stakeholders in paying homage to Sreekumaran Thampi’s accomplishments.

K S Chitra

Following the award presentation, attendees can enjoy an enchanting “Bollywood Night” musical concert. Renowned singer K.S. Chithra and her ensemble will captivate the audience with a selection of popular Hindi movie songs.

This event, held as part of the ongoing Sravanam 2023 Onam Celebrations, promises to be a memorable evening for film enthusiasts and music lovers alike. All are welcome, and seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and updates, interested individuals can visit the BKS website or contact the BKS office directly.

Jayasankar Viswanathan

Sarmistha Dey

Sarmistha Dey is an Indian Diaspora staff reporter at WFY, Bahrain bureau. She is an experienced HR and media professional. She is a poet as well as a singer.

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