Kochi: Eminent Jurist Justice V R Krishna Iyer has been chosen for this year's KR Narayanan Award for his services to the nation.
Instituted by the K R Narayanan Foundation in memory of the late President, the award is to honour individuals who have excelled in various fields. It carries a statuette, citation and a 'ponnada', a press release said.
Foundation chairman, Uzhavoor Vijayan, and secretary, Eby J Jose said here the former Supreme Court judge had been selected for the honour in view of his excellence in service.
The selection was made by a committee chaired by Justice K Narayana Kurup, former acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.
Earlier recipients of the award include former Speaker of the Kerala Assembly, K Radhakrishnan, former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair and Jnanpith Award winner, O N V Kurup.
The award will be presented at a function to be held in connection with the K R Narayanan Memorial Lecture here during December first week.