MUMBAI: This year’s Deenanath Mangeshkar award will be presented to Madhuri Dixit Nene and eminent Kannada novelist S L Bhyrappa among others at a function in Mumbai on 24 April.
While Dixit Nene will be presented with the Master Deenanath Vishesh award for her contribution to Indian cinema, the Master Deenanath award will be conferred on Kumar Bose for his contribution to music. Bhyrappaa will receive Vagvilasini award for his contribution in the field of literature.
The Vasantrao Deshpande Pratishthan will get the Mohan Wagh award for contribution to musical plays and Dr Prasad Deodhar will be given the Anandmayee award in the area of social service. Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale will get Master Deenanath Vishesh award for his contribution to Marathi cinema and theatre.
The awards have been instituted by Mangeshkar family in the memory of singer-actor Deenanath Mangeshkar (Lata Mangeshkar‘s father). Each award consists of a memento and cash of Rs 1,01,001.