Renowned Telugu producer D. Ramanaidu, who holds the record of producing films in the maximum number of Indian languages, breathed his last here Wednesday. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner and Padma Bhushan awardee was 79.
Veteran lyricist Gulzar received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, here Saturday. The 77-year-old was overwhelmed and thanked a string of "gurus" and musical geniuses of the past and current generation for contributing to his success story.
Acclaimed actress Shabana Azmi was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award yesterday.The talented actress has won 5 National Awards so far and along with Bengali screen legend Kanan Devi is the youngest recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the age of 60. The actress tweeted about her award on social networking site Twitter.