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:
President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Prof. Sundaram Solomon Pappiah for Literature and Education-Journalism. He is a Tamil scholar, television personality and actor. An unparalleled orator, he has gained fame through the ‘Pattimandram’ TV shows for the past 25 years. pic.twitter.com/0dBXI3xiid— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 9, 2021