Manoj Kumar to be honoured on Kishore Kumar`s birth anniv

Khandwa, July 24: Yesteryear Bollywood actor Manoj Kumar will be bestowed with Madhya Pradesh government`s prestigious Kishore Kumar award here on August 4 -- the birth anniversary of the versatile playback singer.

The award instituted by the state government`s cultural department carries a cash prize of Rs one lakh and a citation.

A memorial of the legendary singer will be unveiled on the occasion, Khandwa Collector S B Singh told reporters here today.

Later in the evening, Kishore Kumar`s sons Amit and Sumit will relive their father`s magic by presenting his songs.

On August 3, a group called "K for Kishore" will present a light music programme in memory of the singer, he said.

Kishore Kumar`s wife Leena Chandavarkar is likely to be present on the occasion.

Bureau Report

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