B.R. Chopra honoured with 'Phalke Ratna' award

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker B.R. Chopra was Wednesday conferred the Phalke Ratna award here while superstar of the 1970s Rajesh Khanna was honoured with the Phalke Legend Actor Award.

The honours were given away on the 139th birth anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered the father of Indian movies.

Others Bollywood veterans who were awarded by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy for their contributions to their respective fields included actress Shyama, kathak exponent Sitara Devi, singer Mahendra Kapoor, director Ravi Tandon and art director R. Verman.

B.R. Chopra, who was awarded the Phalke Ratna, has produced and directed socially relevant and popular films like "Naya Daur" and "Insaf Ka Tarazu".