PM Narenndra Modi honoured with first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award

Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award has been instituted by the family and Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan charitable trust in the memory of Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Created On: Apr 12, 2022 17:39 ISTModified On: Apr 25, 2022 12:12 IST
 PM Modi honoured with inaugural Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
PM Modi honoured with inaugural Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards ceremony in Mumbai on April 24, 2022. The Prime Minister became the first-ever recipient of the prestigious award. The award has been instituted in memory of the legendary singer who passed away earlier this year.

PM Narendra Modi received the award in the presence of the late singer's sisters Usha Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. While speaking after receiving the award, the Prime Minister said, "Lata didi was like my elder sister. She was an embodiment of Ma Saraswati. Music teaches Rashtra bhakti. Her voice inspired patriotism-Ae mere Watan Ke logo."

Lata Mangeshkar Award

Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award has been instituted by the family and Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan charitable trust in the memory of Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in February at the age of 92 following multiple organ failure. The late singer's family announced on April 11 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first recipient of the award. PM Modi was among the dignitaries who had attended the late singer's funeral at Shivaji Park to pay his last respects. 

The Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Charitable Trust had said in a statement that the prestigious award will be conferred every year to one individual who has made outstanding and path-breaking contributions to the people, society and nation. The award will be conferred every year along with the other Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards.

Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards

The Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions in different fields including music, drama, art, medical and social work. The awards are conferred in the memory of Master Deenanathji, whose monumental contributions as singer, musician and stage artiste have been an inspiration to the people of Maharashtra and India. 

  • The Master Deenanath Puraskar (special honour) was conferred to Asha Parekh and Jackie Shroff for their "dedicated services in the field of Indian cinema".
  • The Master Deenanath Puraskar for Indian music was conferred to Rahul Deshpande, an Indian classical singer. 
  • The Master Deenanath Puraskar for Best Drama was conferred upon the play, "Sanjay Chaya", a Marathi play produced by Jigisha Ashtvinayak.
  • The Master Deenanath Puraskar (Anandmayee Puraskar) was awarded to the famous Mumbai Dabbawalas for their "dedicated services in the field of social service".

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