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Posted on Oct 18, 10:00PM | IANS
Lyricist Yousuf Ali Kecheri has been conferred the prestigious Vallathol Puraskar by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
Kecheri received the honour at a function held here Tuesday. The award comprises of cash Rs.1,11,111 and a plaque.
Chandy said Kecheri is "very much eligible for the award".
In his speech, Kecheri urged people not to neglect their mother tongue.