Film director K. Viswanath honoured with Dada Saheb Phalke award

Eminent film director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath received a standing ovation as President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday presented him the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the country's highest award in cinema. The award is given by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. Vishwanath has directed several films, known for their strong content, endearing narrative, honest handling and cultural authenticity.