Anupam Kher, Asha Bhosle & Amjad Ali Khan get Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle and veteran actor Anupam Kher were among the prominent personalities who were conferred the 'Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards' on the occasion of his 76th death anniversary in Mumbai. Bhosle was conferred the award for life achievements, while Anupam was acknowledged by a Special Award honouring his contributions to cinema and theatre, at a glittering function presided over by Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari in the Shanmukhananda Hall. The pre-eminent Mangeshkar family has been celebrating Master Deenanath Mangeshkar's death anniversary since the past 75 years, and it became public in 1988 with the awards ceremonies.