Lyricist Kecheri receives Vallathol Award

Thiruvananthapuram 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.