THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Singer K G Jayan has been selected for the third Ekata Pravasi Sangeetha Bharathi Award instituted by the organisation of Non-resident Indians in Sharjah. The selection was done taking into account the best contributions for Carnatic music. The award comprises a cash purse of `50,001, a certificate and a statuette. It will be presented to him at the concluding ceremony of the Navarathri Mandapa Sangeetholsavam to be held from October 14 to 22 in Sharjah.
In the music festival, K G Jayan, Kavalam Sreekumar, Nedumangad Sivanandan, Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan and Tripunithura N Radhakrishnan will participate from Kerala. The award panel comprised Kavalam Sreekumar, Nedumangad Sivanandan, Krishnan, Sajith Kumar, Ganesh Prasad and Harikumar.