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Dada Saheb Phalke Award to Shashi Kapoor

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, March 23 � Actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor, who has starred in over 100 Hindi films and is best known for his powerful portrayals in hits like Namak Halaal, Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, was today chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India, reports PTI.

The 77-year-old actor, who is wheelchair-bound and has been ailing from kidney problems, is the third from his family to get the award, after father Prithvi Raj Kapoor and elder brother Raj Kapoor.

The award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl, an official announcement here said. The award is given on the basis of recommendations of a committee of eminent persons set up by the government for this purpose, the statement added.

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Dada Saheb Phalke Award to Shashi Kapoor

NEW DELHI, March 23 � Actor-filmmaker Shashi Kapoor, who has starred in over 100 Hindi films and is best known for his powerful portrayals in hits like Namak Halaal, Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, was today chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India, reports PTI.

The 77-year-old actor, who is wheelchair-bound and has been ailing from kidney problems, is the third from his family to get the award, after father Prithvi Raj Kapoor and elder brother Raj Kapoor.

The award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl, an official announcement here said. The award is given on the basis of recommendations of a committee of eminent persons set up by the government for this purpose, the statement added.