Actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, died last year due to cancer. He has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the highest cinema honour in India — posthumously at the National Film Awards 2018.

It was a collective decision of the 65th National Film Awards jury, chaired by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, to confer the award on Vinod Khanna. The actor who starred in some of the biggest Bollywood hits like ‘Mere Apne’, ‘Insaaf’ ‘Parvarish’ ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, ‘Qurbani’, ‘Dayavaan’, ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’, ‘Chandni’, ‘The Burning Train’ and ‘Amar, Akbar, Anthony’.

Kapur told the media here on Friday that he wishes he had worked with Vinod Khanna at least once.(Also Check:Late Vinod Khanna’s wife remembers him on Karva Chauth

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Vinod Khanna died in Mumbai on April 27 last year after prolonged illness. He was 70.

The actor was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of the Lok Sabha from Punjab’s Gurdaspur constituency.