Phalke for Manoj Kumar

manoj kumarThe ‘patriot’ on silver screen- Manoj Kumar- has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award, the highest award given for the contribution of growth of Indian cinema, for the year 2015.

His stellar performances in films like Kranti, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Hariyali Aur RaastaWoh Kaun Thi?Himalaya Ki God MeinDo BadanUpkarPatthar Ke SanamNeel KamalPurab Aur Paschim,  etc won him a nickname of Bharat Kumar, since they all have a strong theme of  patriotism in them.

Union government has awarded Padma Sri in 1992 and he quit movies in 1995 and joined in Shiv Sena.

He made his debut in Bollywood with Fashion in 1957 and never looked back till late 80s. He was born in 1937 in Lahore.

Medaram Jathara

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