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Amjad Ali Khan, Asha Bhosle, Kher to receive Deenanath awards

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

?Sarod maestro Ustad Ali Khan, legendary and veteran Anupam will be the recipients of the prestigious Deenanth Mangeshkar awards.

The awards, instituted by Master Deenannath Mangeshkar Smriti Pratisthan, felicitate legends from the fields of music, drama, art and social work.

The award distribution function will be held in on April 24, which will be presided over by

While Khan will receive the?Master Deenanth Mangeshkar award, the?lifetime achievement award will go?to Bhosle. will Be honoured with a special award for his contribution to the Indian theatre and cinema.

"We have chosen Asha ji not because she is our sister but an herself. She has done stellar work and we are recognising that through this award," Usha Mangeshkar told reporters today.

Deenanath Mangeshkar was a well-known Marathi theatre actor, and a Hindustani classical vocalist, of the 20th century.

He was the father of noted singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar, Usha Mangeshkar, and

The Mangeshkar family has been celebrating Deenanth Mangeshkar's anniversary since the last 75 years. This will be the 76th anniversary celebrations.

Khan, the sarod virtuoso, is an internationally acclaimed artist while is a veteran and a theatre personality.

Among other awardees, Shekhar Sen is selected for his contribution to theatre and Dhananjay Datar for social entrepreneurship.

Poet Yogesh Gaur will ne honoured with Vagvilasini Award for literature while Shriram Gogate award will be given to for journalism.

"Ananya" has been chosen as the best drama of the year for for theatre production.

Mery Behlihomji, of the Central Society of Education for the Deaf, will be honoured with award for the special cause.

The award ceremony will be followed by a classical programme, 'Swar Nritya Bhav Darshan' where Pandit Birju Mahataj and Saswati Sen will be delivering a Kathak performance.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 22:15 IST