Veteran actor Anupam Kher is all set to be honoured by the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. The prestigious award is being awarded to the talented actor for contribution to Indian Theatre and Cinema. The announcement of the award took place at Prabhu Kunj, the residence of Mangeshkar family in the presence of singer Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar among others.

Anupam received a phone call from Lata Mangeshkar congratulating him for being a winner of the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. He has thanked legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, and says a phone call from her was an award for him in itself.

“Thank you Lata Mangeshkarji for finding me worthy of the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. Your phone call in itself was an award for me. It will be my great honour to be on stage with the other winners. Especially legendary Asha Bhosleji and Amjad Ali Khan Saab. Humbled,” Anupam tweeted on Tuesday. (Also Check: Anupam Kher receives BAFTA nomination in Best Supporting Actor category)

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Not only Anupam but also Singer Asha Bhosle, sarod exponent Amjad Ali Khan will be awarded on April 24 for their contribution in their respective fields.

The award is 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.

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