Government confers film director Tapan Sinha with Dada Saheb Phalke Award

MUMBAI: Film director Tapan Sinha has been selected for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2006. The award is given by the Government of India for outstanding contribution in the field of Indian Cinema. The Award carries a cash price of Rs.Ten lakhs, a Swaran Kamal and a Shawl.

Tapan Sinha, who won 19 National Film Awards in various categories, will be given a Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh along with a shawl by the President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil .

Sinha began his film career as a sound engineer in Kolkata’s New Theatre in 1946.. In 1950, he got the opportunity of working a Pinewood Studios in the UK where he spent two years. On returning to India, he turned his attention to film directing, making films in Bengali, Hindi and also Oriya. He made three films based on Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s works namely Kabuliwala, Khudito Pashan and Atithi.

Sinha’s cinema journey began with Ankush (1954). The other highlights of his career include Upahar (1955), Tonsil (1956), Louhakapat (1957), Kalomati (1957), Hansuli Banker Upakatha (1962), Sagina Mahato (1970), Banchharamer Bagan (1980), Adalat O Ekti Meye (1982), Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) and Shatabdir Kanya (2001).

The Government of India had recently conferred on him the “One Time Award for Life Time Achievement” to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India’s Independence.

The committee, consisting of film personalities like Shyam Benegal , Gautam Ghosh, Dr. A.Nageshwar Rao, Sharmila Tagore and flute player Hari Prasad Chaurasia made the recommendation to the government.

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