News|April 14, 2011 9:14 pm

Dharmendra Honoured with Deenanath Mangeshkar Award

Dharmendra Saheb has joined the club of Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Kajol, who have earlier received the prestigious `Deenanath Mangeshkar Award’. The actor has been chosen for the award by the Mangeshkar Trust. Veteran actor will receive the award on 24th of this month.

The musical function will also see felicitations of other eminent musicians, artists, dramatist and social workers. They will be honored by Bharat Ratna winner and India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar with Memento and a cash prize. Dharmendra was ecstatic to hear about the felicitation,

“I have received very few awards of appreciation in my long career. So such honors make me emotional. I am really honored to be considered worthy of this award.”

He further adds that it’s a pleasure to be felicitated by Lata. Recalling his association with Lataji, he says,

She’s sung for so many of my heroines. They were lovely and romantic songs. Where do you get to listen to such melodies today”, rues Dharam with a tinge of nostalgia. ‘Every song of hers is my favorite,”