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