Veteran Film Actor and Director Shri Manoj Kumar is to be conferred the 47th Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2015. Award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The Award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl.
The Award is given on the basis of recommendations of a Committee of eminent personalities set up by the Government for this purpose. This year, a five member jury named as Latha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Salim Khan, Nitin Mukesh and Anup Jalota, unanimously recommended Shri Manoj Kumar for the prestigious Award. Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley spoke to Shri Manoj Kumar today and congratulated him on being conferred the Award.
The 78-year-old actor, who became famous as Bharat Kumar, is known for his work in films like Kranti, Woh Kaun Thi, Purab Aur Paschim, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, Upkaar, Patthar Ke Sanam, Neel Kamal, Purab Aur Paschim, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, and Kranti. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes.
The Dadasaheb Phalke award is India’s highest award in cinema. Last year, the Dadasaheb Phalke award was given to Shashi Kapoor. This Hall of Fame includes Sarva Shri Dilip Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Gulzar, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Soumitra Chatterjee, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen who were conferred the Award in the past few years.
Manoj Kumar was born in July 1937, in Abbottabad, then part of Pre-Independent India. When he was 10, he shifted to Delhi. After graduating from Hindu College, University of Delhi, he decided to enter the film industry.
Some other received by Mr. Manoj Kumar are :
National Film Award : For Upkaar
In 1992 : Padma Shri By GOI
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the person who has conferred with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2015 ?
2. Who has won Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2014 ?
3. Mr. Manoj Kumar is associated with which industry ?
Courtesy : PIB News