Muscat: Dr KT Rabeeullah, Chairman, Shifa al Jazeera group, announced the 17th Shifa Excellence awards.
The winners list includes Life Time Achievement Award for Padmabhushan Dr K J Yesudas (singer).
The other achievement awards will be awarded to Dr VP Gangadharan (renowned oncologist and philanthropist), M Jayachandran (National Award Winning Music Director), Saleem Ahmed (National Award Winning film Director), Sidhique (South Indian film actor), Dr Uma Preman (social activist), Kamal Varadoor (sports journalist), Anwar Moidheen (journalist) and Vava Suresh (social activist).
The award consists of a memento and Rs 500,000 in cash. Life time achievement award consists of a memento and Rs one million.
The award ceremony will be held at Muscat on December 30.
Prominent political leaders such as PK Kunjalikutty, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, actor Mammootty, Dulquar Salman, industrialist Dr Anil Pillai will be among the guest of honours.