Dadasaheb Phalke Award

 The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest award in Indian cinema, given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. The award is named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, who is considered the father of Indian cinema for his pioneering work in the field. The award was first presented in 1969 to commemorate Phalke's contribution to Indian cinema.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Indian film industry through their work as a producer, director, actor, music composer, writer, technician, or any other role related to filmmaking. The recipient is chosen by a committee appointed by the government and is awarded a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize. Over the years, several eminent personalities from Indian cinema have been honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, including Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, and K. Balachander, among others.

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