Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:29:20 GMT

Six scholars honoured for contribution to classical Tamil



New Delhi, Dec 22 (PTI) Six Tamil scholars were today honoured by President Pranab Mukherjee for their contribution to the ''classical Tamil'' for 2008-09.

C Govindarajanar from Tamil Nadu was presented the ''Tolkappiyar Award'' and Francois Gros from France was honoured with Kural Pitam Award (Foreigner).

The Young Scholar Award was won by A Lakshmi Duttai from Puducherry, S Madhavan, M Ramakrishnan and S Sentamizhpavai all from Tamil Nadu.

The Awards have been instituted by the HRD Ministry.

HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju and MoS HRD Jitin Prasada were present on the occasion.

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