New Delhi: Veteran star Manoj Kumar who has contributed to the growth and development of Indian cinema will be conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Bollywood fraternity is elated to hear the news and celebs took to micro blogging site Twitter to congratulate the 78-year-old actor.
Congratulations to the veteran actor/Filmmaker Manoj Kumarji for prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.Much deserving. pic.twitter.com/Dhz1rvDZJI
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 4, 2016
Congratulations Manoj Kumar Ji for DADA SAHEB PHALKE AWARD. Your films taught us what it means to love your country. Jai Ho.:) #Patriotism
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) March 4, 2016
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) March 4, 2016
Manoj Kumar graduated from Hindu College, and then decided to enter the film industry.
He is remembered for his films 'Hariyali Aur Raasta', 'Woh Kaun Thi', 'Himalaya Ki God Mein', 'Roti Kapda Aur Makaan', and 'Kranti', and his body of work was recognised by the Indian government with a Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 1992.