Popular veteran actor and Tamil scholar Solomon Pappaiah, who's well known for conducting the television show 'Pattimandram' has been conferred with the 'Padma Shri' title by the Government of India.

Following the announcement early this year, the 84-year-old scholar revealed that he's thrilled with the news and dedicated the award to the 'Pattimandam' debate show and everyone who was a part of it.

Today, the actor was conferred with the Padma Shri award by the President of India for Literature and Education-Journalism. Check out the post here: