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Chinna Kalaivanar gets Padma Shri

[cinesouth, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 19:42 No Comment]

image “Sow a good seed and you will reap double benefits” seems to hold good in Vivek’s case.

Through his comedy, Vivek gives us food for thought. Following NS Krishnan in this trend, Vivek got the title of Chinna Kalaivanar. In recognition, he is now the proud recipient of the Padma Shri award.

Every year, the Govt of India honors people who are achievers in various fields, with the awards of Padma Vibushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. This year, a list of 133 people has been announced.

Including actress Aishwarya Rai, cricketers Dhoni and Harbachan Singh, and Billiards champion Pankaj Advani, about 93 people have got the Padma Shri. 5 people from Tamilnadu have got the Padma Vibushan. 9 people including Vivek and writer Jayakanthan have received the Padma Shri.

When asked about his Padma Shri award, Vivek smiles a few moments and savors the thought before answering. “It has been realized that my comedy is not only to make people laugh, but also to think. I’m sure that’s why the Indian govt has recognised me for the Padma Shri. I feel very proud to get this distinguished award. At this moment I wish to thank my guru K Balachander as well as the other directors who have given me a chance.

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