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Dilip Kumar to be given National Kishore Kumar Award

Dilip Kumar

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar and filmmaker Sai Paranjpe will get Madhya Pradesh Government’s prestigious National Kishore Kumar Award for acting and direction for the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively.

The award will be presented tomorrow on the occasion of Kishor Kumar’s death anniversary, Additional Collector, SS Baghel said.

While the “Chashme Buddoor” director will personally receive the award here, Dilip Kumar will be given this award at his Mumbai residence.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs two lakh, a shawl and a citation.

Kumar’s son Amit will be present at the ceremony to be held in Khandwa, the birth place of the versatile singer, he said.

Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister, Surendra Patwa, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, Vijay Shah and the State BJP President and Khandwa MP, Nandkumar Singh Chouhan will also be present on the occasion, he added.