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  • 30 December, 2019

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President confers Dada Saheb Phalke Award to Amitabh Bachchan

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Dada Saheb Phalke Award to Amitabh Bachchan at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 29, 2019. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest film honour.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest film honour in India. It is conferred annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The recipient of the prestigious honour is selected by a committee consisting of eminent film industry personalities. The award comprises a 'swarna kamal' medallion, a shawl and a cash prize worth Rs 1,000,000.

The award was established by the Union Government to honour Dadasaheb Phalke's immense contribution to Indian cinema. Dadasaheb Phalke, known as the father of Indian cinema, directed India's first full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913.

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