President Pratibha Patil awards Madhur Bhandarkar, Shyam Benegal

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Pratibha Patil with madhur bhandarkar

MUMBAI: Today Madhur was 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 were also 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 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’.