E Sreedharan, Kapil Dev, V V S Laxman and Abhilash Tomy will receive the Amrita Awards for Outstanding Contribution instituted by Amrita TV to recognize exemplary achievers in different areas. The Awards will be given away by Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Union Minister for Culture at a gala event. The award consists of a memento, citation and a purse of Rs 5 lakhs. The earlier recipients of Amrita Award for Outstanding Contribution were Anna Hazare, M T Vasudevan Nair, Asha Bhosle, Milkha Singh and Vidya Balan.
The awards will be bestowed at the Amrita Film Awards event to be held on April 20 at K K Premachandran Sports Complex, Willingdon Island, Kochi. At the award function leading film personalities and technicians will receive Awards in over 25 categories. The recipients of the Amrita film awards are: Ayalum Njanum Thammil (best film), Lal Jose (best director), Mohanlal (best actor), Kavya Madhavan (best actress), Biju Menon (best actor in a supporting role), Lena (best actress in a supporting role), Shahabaz Aman (best music director), Rafeeq Ahammed (best lyricist), Vijay Yesudas (best singer male), Remya Nambeesan (best singer female), Bobby and Sanjay (best script), Vinod Illampally (best cinematographer), Arun Kumar Aravind (best editor), Prathap Pothan (best villain), Sreekumaran Thampi (lifetime achievement award), Dhananjay (best child artist), Fahad Fazil (youth icon), Nivin Pauly-Isha Talwar (best pair), Kunchacko Boban (popular actor), Dulquar Salman (new face of the year male), Namitha Pramod (new face of the year female), Baburaj (best comedian), Vineeth Sreenivasan (special jury award), Jayaram (family entertainer).