Amitabh Bachchan to receive ‘Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puruskar’ award

Published : 17 Apr 2024 10:00 PM

Indian film icon Amitabh Bachchan is set to receive the prestigious Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puruskar award. The annual award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to society, will be presented to Bachchan on April 24, coinciding with the commemoration of Deenanath Mangeshkar and father of Lata Mangeshkar, a revered figure in theater and music. 

The Mangeshkar family announced the award in a press release on Tuesday, April 16th, stating that Bachchan's name was chosen due to his pioneering impact on the nation and its people. The veteran actor has had an illustrious career in the Indian film industry, amassing numerous accolades over the years. 

Established in honor of Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in 2022, the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award is considered one of the most prestigious awards in India, recognizing those who have made significant and pioneering contributions to society. 

Previous recipients of the award include Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lata Mangeshkar's sister, Asha Bhosle. 

The award ceremony is expected to be a grand affair, with several VIPs and celebrities in atte  ance. Fans of Amitabh Bachchan are eagerly awaiting the event, which promises to be a fitting tribute to a man who has contributed so much to Indian cinema and society as a whole.