Prof. C. Govindarajanar conferred Tolkappiyar Award by President Pranab Mukherjee

Prof. C. Govindarajanar conferred Tolkappiyar Award by President Pranab Mukherjee.

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on December 21, 2012 conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

92 year old Prof. C. Govindarajanar was conferred Tolkappiyar Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Tamil studies. Prof. Govindarajanar is an eminent archeologist who did fieldwork for 17 years in the historically important region from Pumpukar to Vanci which led to the identification of the Kannaki temple. The award carries a certificate of honour, a memento and a one-time cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh.

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