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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Shyam Benegal wins Dada Phalke award


Veteran art filmmaker Shyam Benegal won the most prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for the year 2005. The announcement of this award for 2005 got delayed by an year because the jury could not come to the conclusion about whom should they give award to. The names of Sulochana (Marathi) and Suchitra Sen (Bengali) were also considered. Shyam Benegal directed over 69 films. His first film was Ghar Betha Ganga (1962) and the latest film was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005). He made many award winning films and won four national awards for Zubeidaa, Trikal, Bhumika: The Role and Ankur.

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