Veteran actor Kasinathuni Viswanath wins Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2016

Posted on:25 Apr 2017 13:56:01
Veteran actor Kasinathuni Viswanath wins Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2016
25 April 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Renowned Director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath has won the Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.

  • He will be the 48th recipient of the award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema, which consists of a golden lotus, a cash prize of Rs10 lakh and a shawl.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee will confer the award on him at a ceremony on May 3, 2017, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

  • The recommendation of the Dadasaheb Phalke award committee to recognize the 87-year-old film industry icon was approved by Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.


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