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Filmmaker K Viswanath to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2016

The Award Shall Be Conferred By The President Of India At A Function On May 3 At Vigyan Bhawan Consisting Of A Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), A Shawl And A Cash Prize Of Rs 10 Lakh.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bansuri Dass | Updated on: 24 Apr 2017, 07:17:00 PM
Filmmaker Shri K Viswanath to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2016

New Delhi:

Renowned South filmmaker and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath shall be honoured with highly prestigious award of the film industry, Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2016.

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday has approved of the recommendation of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award committee.

The award shall be conferred by the President of India at a function on May 3 at Vigyan Bhawan consisting of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 10 Lakh.

A presenter of classical and traditional art, music and dance, K Viswanath has been a guiding force in the Indian film industry and has been an inspiration for many art filmmakers till today.

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As a director, he has made fifty films since 1965 known for their strong content, endearing narrative, honest handling and cultural authenticity. 

His films on a wide range of social and human issues had great appeal to the masses.

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First Published : 24 Apr 2017, 06:57:00 PM