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Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2021 : Important Points

Maharashtra Bhushan award:

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will be presented the Maharashtra Bhushan award for the year 2020, the State government’s highest honour.

  • A committee headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting earlier today in this regard.
  • The award, instituted in 1996 by the State government to recognize distinguished work and achievements of eminent persons from the State, representing different walks of life, carries a cash prize of ₹10 lakh and a citation.
  • Born on September 8, 1933, in Maharashtra’s Sangli district, Ms. Bhosle was initiated into music by her father, the renowned Marathi stage actor-singer Dinanath Mangeshkar.
  • Bhosle received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2000.
  • The first Maharashtra Bhushan awardee was Marathi writer P.L. Deshpande and the last winner of this award was historian Babasaheb Purandare who got it for the year 2015.
  • Her sister Lata Mangeshkar won the award for 1997.