April 26, 2018 14:53 IST

Anupam Kher, Asha Bhosle honoured with Master Deenanath Mangeshkar award

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Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan felicitated legends from the fields of music, drama, art and social work with the prestigious Deenanath Awards at the Shri Shanmukhanand Hall, Sion. Hon. Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari presided over the function. Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Adinath Mangeshkar, Avinash Prabhavalkar and Ravi Joshi among others played perfect hosts at the event that had a family feel to it. This year, the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award was conferred upon the Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan; Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Lifetime Award to Asha Bhosle, Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Special Award to Anupam Kher for his contribution to Indian Theatre and Cinema, Shekhar Sen for his contribution to Theatre, Dhananjay Datar for his Social Entrepreneurship; the Vagvilasini Award to poet Yogesh Gaur for Literature and Shriram Gogate Award to Rajiv Khandekar for Journalism; the Mohan Wagh Award to Theatre Production - Ananya for Best Drama of the Year; the Asha Bhosle Award to Mery Behlihomji, Hon. Chairperson of The Central Society of Education for the Deaf for her social cause and contribution to the progress of the hearing impaired for general public. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Asha Bhosle felt equally honoured. "This award is really special for me as it is in the name of my father, Shri Deenanath Mangeshkar. But more than that, I feel honoured to receive this award as it has been conferred upon many stalwarts from the music industry, over the years. This year is Deenanath ji's 76th anniversary and legends like Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Ajay Chakraborty among others will be part of celebrations. I feel blessed." Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Anupam Kher and Hridaynath Mangeshkar at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Asha Bhosle share a moment at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Subhalakshmi Khan, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Meena Mangeshkar at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Mrs.Datar, Dhananjay Datar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Sapna Mukherjee at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Meena Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle share a moment at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Krishna Mangeshkar, Bharati Mangeshkar, Pt.Birju Maharaj and Adinath Mangeshkar at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Adinath Mangeshkar at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Pandit Birju Maharaj greet each other at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Dhananjay Datar, Uma and Mery Behlihomji at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards. Credit: Varinder Chawla