National Kishore Kumar Samman for 2018-19

Noted director and producer Priyadarshan, was conferred the Madhya Pradesh government’s National Kishore Kumar Samman for 2018-19 at a function held in Khandwa, the birthplace of the legendary singer- actor, Kishore Kumar.

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Priyadarshan has made several blockbuster Malayalam and Hindi films. He was conferred the award on 13 October 2019.

Why 13 October? Kishore Kumar died on 13 October 1987 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His death anniversary was marked by a large number of people who arrived at his memorial here and played some of his golden hits.

Kishore Kumar Samman jury selected noted Hindi cinema actor Waheeda Rehman award for 2017-18. The venue and date for honouring Waheeda Rehman would be announced soon.

About National Kishore Kumar Samman for 2018-19

The National Kishore Kumar Award has been instituted in memory of eminent playback singer and all-rounder, Kishore Kumar.

The award was instituted by MP Department of Culture and is awarded for excellence in cinematic achievements. It carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs.2 lakh.

First Recipient: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1997–98)




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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho

    Congratulations to Priyadarshan.