Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, legendary singer Asha Bhosle and veteran actor Anupam Kher will be the honoured with the Master Deedanath awards, This award is instituted by the Master Deenannath Mangeshkar Smriti Pratisthan, and this will choose legends from the field of music, drama, art and social work.
The award distribution function will be held in Mumbai on April 24, which will be presided over by Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
“We have chosen Asha ji not because she is our sister but an accomplished singer herself. She has done stellar work and we are recognizing that through this award,” singer Usha Mangeshkar told reporters Monday.
“In memory of Master Deenanathji, whose monumental contributions as a singer, musician, and stage artiste have been an inspiration to the people of Maharashtra and India, the Mangeshkar family organizes the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards to honour legends. We are glad that we have the love and support of the masses,” Hridaynath said.
We congratulate the iconic actors and hope they continue to entertain us for years to come!