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 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.