M T Vasudevan Nair, the gifted and well known veteran scriptwriter was given the J C Daniel Award for his overall contribution to Malayalam films.
M T Vasudevan Nair, who is popularly known as MT is honored by by the Kerala government and the award was declared on 23rd September by State Minister for Cinema Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.
"The award will be given on October 17. It has a cash prize of Rs 10,0000," said the Minister.
MT, who is 81, is a Padma Bhushan awardee and also the winner of the Jnanpith award.
He has directed seven films and written the screenplay for around 54 films besides winning the National Award for best screenplay four times.
The J C Daniel Award is named after Daniel, the father of Malayalam cinema for producing, directing, writing, photographing, editing and acting in the first film made in Kerala, Vigathakumaran (The Lost Child), in 1928.
J C Daniel Award is said to be the most prestigious award given in the film industry in Kerala.