Dev Anand receives Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman from Madhya Pradesh Govt.

MUMBAI: The Madhya Pradesh government honoured veteran actor Dev Anand with the 14th Rastriya Kishore Kumar Samman on the occasion of the 25th death anniversary of the late singer-actor.

An amount of Rs 2 lakh, an honour plaque and a shawl were given to the octogenarian actor for excellence in direction at his residence in Mumbai.

The evergreen hero, apart from a stellar career on screen, has produced some very memorable films, including Johnny Mera Naam, Guide, Jewal Thief and Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

The 88-year-old has also been honoured with Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

A grand function was also held at Khandwa, Kishore Kumar’s birthplace, in the singer’s memory.