Hyderabad, May 4 (PTI) Veteran film director and actor K Viswanath, who received the Dada Saheb Phalke award in the capital, was today accorded a warm welcome at the airport here on his return.
Telangana Cinematography Minister T Srinivas Yadav and state-run Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation Chairman IYR Krishna Rao among others received Viswanath at the airport.
It is a matter of pride for Telugus that Viswanath received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the minister said.
President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday presented the National Film Awards to this year’s winners, who included Bollywood star Akshay Kumar (best actor) and Rajesh Mapuskar (best director) as well as the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke to Viswanath.
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