Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao award for the year 2010 has been given away to the tamil veteran director K Balachander. The award function was held at Shilpa Kala Vedika in Hyderabad on the evening of January 11th. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nalla Kiran Kumar Reddy was the chief guest of the function. He garlanded K Balachander while T Subbarami Reddy felicitated him with the shawl. A cheque of Rs 5 lakhs and a Momento certificate was presented to Balachander by Veerappa Moiley and Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao repsectively. Later MAA TV also felicitated the great director .
Other prominent figures in the function were Dr D Ramanaidu, MS Reddy, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Smt Amala, Smt Naga Suseela, Sumanth, Sushanth, Naga Chaitanya and Indian Idol Sri Ramachandra.