Prime Minister Narendra Modi Received the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award for his Selfless Service in Mumbai

AWARDS AND SPORTS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai for his “selfless service to the nation and society”. He dedicated the award to the citizens of the country. He was the first recipient of the award.

Other award winners on this occasion;

Veteran actors Asha Parekh and Jackie Shroff received the Master Deenanath Puraskar (special honour) for their "dedicated services in the field of cinema". Rahul Deshpande received the Master Deenanath Puraskar for Indian music.

Sanjay Chaya was awarded the best drama award.

The award was given by the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan charitable trust. The award ceremony event marks the 80th death anniversary of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar - the singing legend's father.

The award will be given every year to only one individual who has made path-breaking, spectacular and exemplary contributions to the nation, its

people, and society.

The award was instituted in the memory and honour of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who had passed away in February 2022. In the event, Legendary singer Asha Bhosle - sister of Lata Mangeshkar - hummed the tune of the song 'Aayega Aanewala'.

   Important points for the exam:

  • The first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award was conferred to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Other award winners on this occasion;
    • Master Deenanath Puraskar (special honour) - Actors Asha Parekh and Jackie Shroff
    • Master Deenanath Puraskar for Indian music - Rahul Deshpande.
    • Best drama award - Sanjay Chaya.
  • The award was instituted in the memory and honour of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.
  • The award was given by Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan charitable trust.

   Facts to know:

  • Singer Lata Mangeshkar was passed in February 2022.
  • She is the second singer to receive the Bharat Ratna in 2001.
  • Other notable awards: Padma Bhushan (1969), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1989), France’s Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (2006).
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