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Shyam Benegal, Girish Karnad receive Presidential award for contribution to Hindi Cinema

By NewsDesk • Published on June 21, 2012

President Pratibha Patil honoured filmmakers Shyam Benegal, Girish Karnad and Madhur Bhandarkar with Ganga Sharan Singh Award on Wednesday for their contribution to Hindi cinema.

The award comprises of a certificate and a cheque of Rs.1 lakh.

The Ganga Sharan Singh Award is a literary honour that the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Central Hindi Organisation) annually confers on writers of outstanding works in Hindi literature. It is also given to those who play an important role in promoting the Hindi language through their area of expertise.

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