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Javed Akhtar Gets Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award

Published on October 30, 2017
India's famous and renowned writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar was honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award of the year.

The award was established in 2011 by Mumbai-based socio-cultural organisation Hridayesh Art in honour of music composer and singer Hridaynath Mangeskar. It felicitates and recognises successful individuals across country from various walks of life. It carries monetary award of Rs 2 lakh and a memento.  The previous recipients of the award include eminent personalities like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Amitabh Bachchan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, A R Rahman. The 2016 award was awarded to five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand. Hridaynath Mangeskar is son of renowned musician Deenanath Mangeshkar and is younger brother of Indian music legends Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

  • He received the honour in Mumbai at an event which marked the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the 80th birthday of veteran music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
  • The first Hridaynath Award was presented to Lataji.
  • Asha Bhosale, Amitabh Bachchan and Sulochana Tai have also received this award.
  • Hridaynath Mangeshkar is the only son of noted musician Deenanath Mangeshkar.
  • He is the younger brother of Indian music legends Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. 
  • He is popularly known as Balasaheb in the music and film industry.
  • The award was established in 2011 by Mumbai-based socio-cultural organisation Hridayesh Art in honour of music composer and singer Hridaynath Mangeskar. I
  • t felicitates and recognises successful individuals across the country from various walks of life.
  • It carries a monetary award of Rs 2 lakh and a memento.
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