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Lyricist Kecheri receives Vallathol Award

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.