Amitabh Bachchan receives the 2nd Yash Chopra National Memorial award

MUMBAI: The second Yash Chopra National Memorial award was held at JW Mariott in suburban Mumbai on 25 December 2014.

The award has been instituted by the renowned statesman and MP, T Subbarami Reddy in the memory of late illustrious director, Yash Chopra. The second Yash Chopra National Memorial award went to the living legend Amitabh Bachchan for his phenomenal contribution to the Indian film industry.

The ceremony was held in association with ITA president and GR8! TV magazine editor, Anu Ranjan and ITA and GR8! producer, director and the sheet-anchor, Shashi Ranjan. In association with the Ranjans, Reddy, who has been a close associate and a very dear friend of Yash Chopra, wanted to perpetuate his memory and commemorate Chopra?s outstanding contribution to the world of art and Indian cinema.

The jury constituted of notable names such as Simi Garewal, Hema Malini, Anil Kapoor and Reddy himself and they unanimously decided that the prestigious honour should go to Amitabh Bachchan.

Last year, the award was conferred upon Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar for her monumental contribution to the sphere of music in the country.

 The ceremony was conducted in a very dignified way and included the presence of distinguished personalities as Governor of Maharashtra, Vidyasagar Rao, honourable former Union Minister, Susheel Kumar Shinde, honourable Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar along with Videocon Industries Chairman & Managing Director, V N Dhoot and a host of celebrities from TV & Films.

 Celebrities who attended the event included Pam Chopra, Jaya Pradha, Simi Garewal, Bhagayhree and her husband Himalaya, Madhoo, cricketer Mohammed  Azharuddin, Arjan Bajwa,  Ellie Aviram,  Ramesh Sippy and Kiran Juneja, Poonam Dhillon, Ramesh Taurani, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Raj Kumar Barjatya, Satish Kaushik, Mukesh Rishi, Manish Paul, Mazher Syed and Mouli Ganguly, Shashank Vyas, Tina Dutta, Karan V. Grover,  Munisha Khatwani, Karan Sharma and Digangana Suryavanshi. 

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