KANNUR: The ‘A K Nair memorial award’, instituted by the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce, was presented to the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Vittaldas Leeladhar, honouring him as the ‘illustrious banker of the decade from Kerala’ by veteran journalist T V R Shenoy on Saturday.
Captain C P Krishnan Nair, chairman of the Leela Group distributed scholarship to children of weavers at the function.
C Jayachandran, president of the NMCC, presided over the function. P P Lakshmanan and C H Aboobacker Haji, former presidents of the NMCC, offered felicitations.
Earlier B Maheshchandra Baliga, honorary secretary of the chamber, welcomed the gathering. B P Rauf, vice-president of the chamber, proposed a vote of thanks.