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Kerala: Sports awards announced, Muhammad Anas wins GV Raja award

The sports awards was announced by Kerala Sports Minister E P Jayarajan. The award is instituted by Kerala State Sports Council with Indian sprinter Muhammad Anas winning GV Raja award (Male) for athletics. Anas had won silver for India in the 400-meter race at Jakarta Asian games.

P C Thulasi was announced the winner for GV Raja award in the female category which carries prize money of Rs 3 lakh and a citation. Athletics coach, T P Ouseph will be conferred with Olympian Suresh Babu lifetime achievement award which carries a prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation. Football coach Satheevan Balan of the Kerala State Sports council clinched the award for the best sports trainer.

The Sports Minister also announced awards for meritorious sportspersons in different categories that included school and college level students. Singer Suman & Music Director Kuldeep to get MP’s Mangeshkar Award. They have been chosen for this award for their contribution in the field of music and will be awarded in February 2020 at an event in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.