The Federation of All India Overseas Malayalee Associations (FEMA) has presented the first Kala Arpana Award to actor Jagathy Sreekumar. The award was given in recognition of his contribution to the film industry.
The award will be presented to Jagathy Sreekumar in the concluding session of the Marunadan Malayali Maha Sammelan held in Coimbatore and Chennai on the 9th and 10th of this month. Kalpaka Gopalan, chairman of the celebration committee, and Regikumar, general secretary, informed about this.
The conference will be held at St. Thomas College for Arts and Science Auditorium, Coimbatore.
Jagathy has been away from acting for a long time after being seriously injured in a car accident in March 2012. After the accident, he lost his ability to move and speak.
Recently, he played a role in the Mammootty film CBI 5, directed by Madhu. In the fifth part as well, Jagathy played his famous role as Vikram. Although it was only for a short period of time, Jagathy's performance was highly appreciated.
In a career spanning almost four decades, Jagathy Sreekumar has appeared in over 1500 Malayalam films. Jagathy Sreekumar has won five Kerala State Film Awards, among numerous other awards. Jagathy is regarded as one of the most influential actors and finest comedians in the history of Malayalam cinema. He is also known for his highly nuanced character roles.