Veteran actor Pran gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Legendary actor Pran Krishan Sikand popularly know as Pran on May 10, 2013 honored with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2012 by Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari at his residence.

The 93-year old Pran could not attend the ceremony in New Delhi due to ill-health. It is probably for the first time that an artiste was given the Phalke award at his home.

Best known for his portrayal of negative roles in Hindi movies like ‘Milan’, ‘Madhumati’, ‘Kashmir ki Kali’, the veteran actor was honoured with a ‘Swarna Kamal’ (golden lotus) medallion, a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl.

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