Year Milestones
1994 July 19
  • DC won the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies Award for completing 50 years in the publishing business.
1995 January 1
  • DC completed 50 years as a publisher and Managing Partner of DC Books and Current Books.
April
  • DC was awarded the M.K.K Nair award instituted by the Fact Lalithakala Kendram for his outstanding contribution to the growth and publicity of Malayalam literature.
1996 January
  • DC received the Cyriac Kandathil Award for his selfless contributions as the founder of the SPCS, owner of DC Books, social worker, freedom fighter and as an orator.
August
  • DC received the 'Distinguished Publisher of the Year' Award, an award constituted by the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP). He received the award on 19th August, 1996 at the function held at Delhi.
1997
  • DC received the Veteran Publisher Award constituted by the Book Sellers and Publishers Association of South India.
1998 September
  • DC received the Rajeev Gandhi National Award instituted by the Rajeev Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies on the occasion of India's 50th year of independence.
October
  • Akhila Vigjyanakosham (revamped edition) was released. Though DC was ailing during that time, he participated in the event, full of enthusiasm and energy, showing no traces of illness. Though, the organizing committee had arranged a wheel chair for him at the entrance, he walked to the stage with a dignity that came naturally to DC, without pausing to look at the wheel chair. This was the last social event DC participated in.
November 8
  • DC received the Swadeshabhimani Smarakasamiti's 4th award from Opposition Minister Shri. A.K. Antony at a function arranged by the committee at DC's residence.
November 29
  • DC received the Kodupunna Award from M.G. University Vice Chancellor, Dr. V.N. Rajashekharan Pillai at the function organized at DC's residence, 'Devalokam'.
December
  • DC Kizhakemuri's name found a place in the Indian Institute of Book Publishing's, Publishing Hall of Fame at New Delhi.
1999 January 12
  • DC Kizhekemuri's 85th birthday was celebrated at his residence, 'Devalokam', for which all the staff of DC Books and Current Books were present. An ailing DC told his friends and staff, 'I am thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to celebrate this day with all of you.'
January 26
  • The Padmabhushan Awards Committee chose DC for the Padmabhushan Award.
January 26, 11.59 pm
  • DC Kizhakemuri breathed his last.
March 23
  • Shrimati Ponamma DC received the Padmabhushan Award from President K.R.Narayanan at New Delhi, on behalf of her husband, Late DC Kizhakemuri.
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