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Lata Mangeshkar to donate Rs 1 crore to Pulwama martyrs' kin

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Legendary Mangeshkar Monday pledged to give Rs 1 crore to the families of the Pulwama martyrs.

Adinath Mangeshkar, grandson of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar, revealed that the will donate the money from her personal account to the NGO Bharat ke Veer, that works for India's bravehearts under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

At least 40 CRPF jawans were killed when a suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus at Lethpora in Pulwama district of in February.

said apart from Rs 1 crore by Mangeshkar, the and friends will be donating an additional Rs 11 lakh to the families of the BSF jawans who lost their lives in the

He was speaking at the announcement of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards, here. Present on the occasion were Mangeshkar's sister and brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

This year, the award for music and art has been conferred upon the well-known classical dancer,

Lifetime Award will be conferred on (of the famous Salim-Javed duo), while his wife and former will be given a special award for her contribution to

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will also receive a special award for his contribution to

The awards, that aim to felicitate legends from the field of music, drama, art and social work, will be presented on April 24 at a function here.

The awardees will be felicitated at the hands of RSS chief

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 21:30 IST