Popular scriptwriter Salim Khan, national award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and one of the finest dancing divas of yesteryears, Helen were honoured with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award at a ceremony in Mumbai .
The awards were given away by Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat and the function was presided over by the Directorate General of CRPF, Vijay Kumar.
This time, the Deenanath Mangeshkar Pratishthan handed over a token of appreciation to honour the victims of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack. For the same cause, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has donated Rs 1 crore in memory of her father Deenanath Mangeshkar.
Master Deenanath Mangeshkar awards are conferred to legends from the field of music, drama, art and social work.
The awards were instituted by the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan, a charitable trust in Pune, which was established and nurtured over the last 30 years by the Mangeshkar family.