Madhya Pradesh to honour veteran star Manoj Kumar

Indo-Asian News Service

Bhopal, Feb 16 (IANS) Veteran actor and director Manoj Kumar will be conferred the Kishore Kumar Award by the Madhya Pradesh government for his contribution to cinema.

Besides, the government would confer the Lata Mangeshkar Award for playback singing to Nitin Mukesh while the Iqbal Samman would be awarded to noted Urdu writer Iqbal Majid. The recipients would get Rs.200,000 each and a citation.

Violinist Kala Ramnath would be honoured with the Kumar Gandharv Award, which carries a reward of Rs.100,000, a shawl and a `Shriphal', said Culture and Public Relations Minister Lakshmikant Sharma in a statement here Friday.

The minister said that the date for giving away the awards are yet to be finalised.

"Noted actor,