The Kalasagar awards for exemplary contribution in the field of traditional performing arts will be presented on May 28 when the 96th birth anniversary of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, legendary kathakali mastero and founder of Kalasagar, will be celebrated in association with Kunnamkulam Kathakali Club.
Kalasagar awards are given in honour of the artistes in the field of Kathakali – Vesham, Music, Chenda, Maddalam and Chutty as well as Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattom, Kuchipudi, Ottenthullal, Chakyarkoothu, Koodiyattom, Thayambaka, and Panchavadyam — Thimila, Maddalam, Edakka, Thalam and Kombu. The awardees will be selected through nominations received from art conosseiures. The minimum criteria for nomination is that the artistes should be between the ages of 40 and 70, should be well-known performers, gurus, and a permanent resident of Kerala. Nominations with complete details of the artists should be sent to The Secretary, Kalasagar, Kavalappara, Shoranur, Palakkad, Kerala 679523 on or before April 28.