Dadasaheb Phalke Award

News:Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2019 will be presented to Amitabh Bachchan.


About the award:

  • The award was instituted by the government in 1969.It is presented annually by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • It is considered the highest honour in the Indian film fraternity.
  • It is awarded for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.

Dadasaheb Phalke

  • Dadasaheb Phalke directed India’s first feature film Raja Harischandra (1913).
  • He was an Indian producer, director, and screenwriter.
  • He is known as “Father of Indian Cinema”.
  • The government of India instituted Dadasaheb Phalke Award in his honour for a lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.