President Pranab Mukherjee on 14 May 2015 conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil for the years 2011-12 and 2012-13. The award was conferred on scholars who have made outstanding contribution to the development of Classical Tamil language and literature.
• Tolkappiyar Award for lifetime achievement in Classical Tamil was given to SV Shanmugam for year 2011-12 and R Krishnamurthi for year 2012-13.
• Kural Pitam Award was given to Eva Maria Wilden of Germany for 2011-12.
• Young Scholar Awards was presented to E. Ezhilvasanthan, K. Jawahar and K. Iyyappan for 2011-12.
• Young Scholar Award for the year 2012-13 was given to R. Venkatesan, A. Sathish, M.R. Devak, U. Alibava and B. Jaiganesh.
About the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil
The Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil were instituted by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD). The award carries a citation and shawl apart from a cash award of 5 lakh rupees for Tolkappiyar Award and Kural Peedam awardees.
While, the award money of 1 lakh rupees is bestowed on Young Scholar Awardees.
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When: 14 May 2015