Superstar Aamir Khan was on 25 April 2017 honoured with the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for his film Dangal, which was one of the biggest hits of 2016. The award was bestowed upon him by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
By receiving the award, Aamir Khan broke his own record of not being part of any awards functions. He last attended an award show 16 years ago when Lagaan film was nominated in the Best Film category at the Academy Awards.
• Legendary actress Vyjayanthimala Bali was also honoured with Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar for her achievements in Hindi cinema.
• Mohan Wagh Award for best drama was presented to Sunil Barve for Amar Photo Studio Subak Sanstha.
• Uday Nirgudkar received an award for his editorial work while Kaushiki Chakraborty was awarded for her endeavour in the field of music.
• Kapil Dev was given the award for his outstanding contribution to the Indian cricket.
• Kishore Deshpande was presented with Anadmayee Puraskar for his work in social service.
• Vishwanath Karad, Founder of Vishwashanti Kendra, was presented with Samarpit Jeevan Puraskar.
• Vijaya Rajadhyaksha was conferred with Vagvilasini Puraskar for her work in literature.
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