Renowned Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was honored with the 75th Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award on 25 April 2017 for his film Dangal, which was one of the biggest hits of 2016. The award was presented to him by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. By receiving the award, Aamir Khan broke his record of not being part of any awards functions.
Facts related to Dinanath Mangeshkar Award:
- Veteran actress Vyjayanthimala Bali for her achievements in Hindi cinema was bestowed with Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar.
- Uday Nirgudkar received an award for his editorial work.
- Kaushik Chakraborty was awarded for her endeavor in the field of music.
- Kapil Dev was awarded for his immense contribution to the Indian cricket.
- Kishore Deshpande was awarded the Anadmayee Puraskar for his work in social service.
- Vijaya Rajadhyaksha was conferred with Vagvilasini Puraskar for her work in literature.
- The award was given on the occasion of the death anniversary of Dinanath Mangeshkar, the father of famous singer Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
- Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has also graced the event with her presence which organized by Master Dinanath Smruti Pratishthan and Hridayesh Arts.