Hundreds of fans of popular Malayalam actor Mohanlal here today celebrated his appointment as Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army by taking out a march in the city and distributing sweets.
Mohanlal was conferred the honorary position as Lt Colonel in the 122 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) of the Madras regiment based at Kannur.
Chief of Army Staff Deepak Kapoor conferred the honour on the actor at a function held at the Army Headquaraters in Delhi today in the presence of Defence Minister A K Antony.
The actor's fans here took out a march to celebrate the event and gathered near a theatre where his latest film `Bhramaram' was running.
Major Ravi, director of `Keerthichakra' and `Kurukshetra,' two films in which Mohanlal donned the role of an armyman, was also present to share the joy of the fans.
"As a director, I am extremely happy at the honour bestowed on Mohanlal as I happen to be the factor that helped him get such a position as brand ambassador of the Army," he said.
And Now Meet Lt Colonel Mohanlal
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