Manoj Kumar honored with Phalke award

To celebrate the 140th birth anniversary of the legendary filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke, a function was held at the Bhaidas Auditorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai. Many well known dignitaries from the film industry were present to mark the celebration. On this occasion, the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award was handed over to many celebrities from the film industry for their outstanding contribution to the Hindi film industry. Among the achievers were veteran actor Manoj Kumar. He was felicitated with 'Phalke Ratna Award'. He was accompanied by his son Kunal Goswami.

Other achievers were filmmaker Randhir Kapoor, who received the `Phalke Kalptaru award` on behalf of his grandfather and legendary actor Prithviraj Kapoor, music composer Vipin Reshammiya, father of Himesh Reshammiya was honored for his outstanding music, Surinder Kapoor, father of Anil and Boney Kapoor felicitated with the 'LV Prasad - Phalke lifetime achievement award'. Ashutosh Gowariker got the award for `memorable commercial film` for his epic drama, `Jodhaa Akbar`.

Actor Shammi Kapoor was honored with the `Phalke legendary actor award'. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt was the chief guest of the occasion.