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Yurekha of Madurai Sambavam fame gets Chevalier award

Sivaji Ganesan and Kamal Haasan are some of the recipients of the Chevalier award from the French government.  We have one more from the film industry that has been honored with this award. He is none other than Yurekha who has directed films like Sivappu Enakku Pidikkum, Madurai Sambavam, and Thoppi.


Yurekha tells us, “I am very happy to be bestowed with this honor. This is for my 32 years of service to literature and media. My poetries have been included in the syllabus of many universities such as Madurai Kamarajar and others. I have written the Holy Bible in Pudhu Kavidhai format. My works have been translated in English too. I have got the first prize for Pudhu Kavidhai in the 8th World Tamil Conference in Tanjore from Jayalalithaa amma. I have been chosen for the Chevalier award based on all these accomplishments of mine. Parameswaran, Chairman of EGS Pillai educational institutions in Nagapattinam has also got this award along with me. He has got the award for his contribution to education". 


Congratulations Yurekha!