Dadasaheb Phalke Award:
51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award was recently presented to Rajinikanth.
- It is the country’s highest film honour conferred for “Outstanding contribution for the growth and development of Indian cinema”.
- Dadasaheb Phalke Award was introduced by the government in 1969 and it was awarded for the first time to Devika Rani, “the first lady of Indian cinema”.
- Dadasaheb Phalke directed India’s first feature film Raja Harischandra (1913). He is known as “Father of Indian Cinema”.