Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today congratulated veteran actor Kamal Haasan for being chosen for the French honour, Chevalier Award.
On Sunday, 61-year-old Haasan was chosen for the prestigious award, the second Tamil star after thespian Sivaji Ganesan to be nominated for the French honour.
In a letter sent to the "Dasavatharam" actor, Vijayan said Haasan had succeeded in elevating the glory of Indian cinema to new horizons through this honour.
"You have been chosen for the prestigious Chevalier Award for placing the Indian cinema on the top of world films through your multi-faceted personality," he said.
The Chief Minister also said the actor's humility had been revealed through his act of dedicating the recognition to his fans and well-wishers.