This years 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.
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
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.
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.