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66th Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Published on December 29, 2019
Current context: Actor Amitabh Bachchan was presented the Dadasaheb Phalke award 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 29th Dec 19.
66th Dadasaheb Phalke Award 
  • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke who is revered as the “father of Indian cinema”.
  • Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was an Indian filmmaker and directed India's first full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra (1913).
  • The award was instituted in 1969 and is considered to be the highest honour for an artiste in Indian cinema.
  • It is presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • It is given to an individual for "outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema".
  • The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees.
  • Amitabh Bachhan made his debut in Hindi film industry in 1969 with "Saat Hindustani".


Q.1 Who has been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award 2018, the highest honour for an artist in Indian cinema?
a. Amitabh Bachachan
b. Vinod Khanna
c. Kasinathuni Viswanath
d. Irrfan Khan
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