Filmer gets Indian prize

Mukherjee wins Dada for contributions to Indian cinema

NEW DELHI — The highest award for Indian cinema, the Dada Saheb Phalke prize, will be given to Hrishikesh Mukherjee, a 78-year-old Hindi filmmaker.

Mukherjee won several national awards during his 50-year film career. He also served as chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National Film Development Corp. Mukherjee’s top films include “Anand,” “Mili” and “Anari.”

The Dada Saheb Phalke award is given each year to a film personality for outstanding contributions to the growth and development of Indian cinema. India’s president K. R. Narayanan will bestow the trophy on Sept. 18.

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