Soumitra Chatterjee Current Affairs, GK & News

Father Francois Laborde wins France’s highest civilian honour

Father Francois Laborde, a 92-year-old Bengal priest, has been conferred the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour), the highest civilian award of France, in recognition of his work for specially-abled children. Father Laborde is of French-origin but he has been given Indian citizenship. He is the third person from the state to have been awarded the ..

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Father Franois Laborde conferred with Légion d’Honneur

Father Franois Laborde a 92-year-old priest from Bengal was conferred with Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour) in recognition of his work for specially-abled and destitute children. Father Laborde has his roots in France and is the citizen of India now. Father Laborde has set up an organisation called Howrah South Point which works for the ..

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Soumitra Chatterjee presented with France's Legion d'Honneur

Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee (83) was awarded France’s highest civilian award, Legion d’Honneur. He was presented the medal by French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler at a function in Kolkata, West Bengal. Chatterjee was awarded in recognition of his remarkable career and his outstanding contribution in promoting Indian cinema in France and his long-standing attraction for ..

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Soumitra Chatterjee conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Soumitra Chatterjee , veteran actor of Bengali cinema honoured with the esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Award by Vice-President Hamid Ansari at the 59th National Awards for 2011 for his exceptional contribution to the growth of Indian cinema. The award carries Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medal, a cash prize of Rs.10 lakh.  The Government has decided to ..

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