Madhuri Dixit to get Deenanath Mangeshkar award

Madhuri Dixit and eminent Kannada novelist S L Bhyrappa will receive this year’s Deenanath Mangeshkar award at a function here on April 24.

Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray would be the Chief Guest. The awards have been instituted by Mangeshkar family in the memory of Lata Mangeshkar’s father, singer-actor Deenanath Mangeshkar.

Madhuri will be given ‘Master Deenanath Vishesh’ award for her contribution to Indian cinema. ‘Master Deenanath award’ will be given to Kumar Bose for contribution to music, Vasantrao Deshpande Pratishthan will get ‘Mohan Wagh award’ for contribution to musical plays, Dr Prasad Deodhar will get ‘Anandmayee award’ in the area of social service, while veteran actor Vikram Gokhale will get ‘Master Deenanath Vishesh award’ for his contribution to Marathi cinema and theatre.

Eminent writer S L Bhyrappaa will receive ‘Vagvilasini award’ for his contribution in the field of literature.

Each award consists of a memento and cash of Rs 1,01,001.



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