MUMBAI: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who has been awarded many National Awards for the work he has previously done, is now to receive yet another presitigious Award.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, India wants to acknowledge Madhur’s contributions to Hindi language cinema under the Hindi Service Awards Scheme. On June 20th, Madhur will be awarded with the Presidential Award, Gangasharan Singh Award, by President Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The award comprises of a certificate and a cheque of rupees one lakh.
28 people from different walks of life will be awarded this presidential award, for their contribution under the Hindi Service Awards Scheme, amongst who are filmmakers Girish Karnad, Shyam Benegal, Madhur and media person Pankaj Pachauri.
This is going to be Madhur’s fourth Presidential award. In 2002 and 2005 Dr APJ Kalam gave him the presidential award for ‘Chandni Bar’ and ‘Page 3’ respectively, and in 2006 Smt. Patil gave him the presidential award for making Traffic Signal.
When contacted, Madhur said, “I am honoured and thankful to the HRD ministry for finding me befitting for this award."