Mammootty presented Navathi Award by Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jaya Sury


Pothencode: Speaker of Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jaya Surya presented the first

Navati Award instituted by Santhigiri Ashram to Padmasri Bharat Mammutty on

the occasion of 90 th birth anniversary of Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru.
The Navati Award function was inaugurated by former Kerala Chief Minister Sri

Oomman Chandy, who said that Mammutty is not only an accomplished actor but

also a person who has an open mind towards social realities.

Mammutty after receiving the Award said that Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru

always stood with the people and foresaw the necessities of society. Sri Mammutty

also inaugurated the Web site of Santhigiri Ashram in the function. On

thisoccasion, Sri Mammutty also cut the cake on his 65 th birth anniversary to the

applause of the huge gathering. ‘Guru and I are from the same village and we were

neighbors. However, I could hear and understand about Guru very late’,

Mammutty said.

The function was presided over by Sri Katakampally Ramachandran, the Minister

for Ports. The Chief Guest was Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice J.B.

Koshi. Dr. Varghese Kurien, business magnate, Janab Panakkad Muavarali Shihab

Thangal, Santhigiri Ashram Organizing Secretary Swami Gururetnam Jnana

Tapaswi, Swami Chaitanya Jnana Tapaswi, General Secretary of the Ashram, BJP

General Secretary Sri K.N. Radhakrishnan, NCP State President Uzhavur Vijayan

and several other dignitaries participated in the function.