September 24, 2010 05:17:41 PM IST A S Mitra, Bollywood Trade News Network
Manoj Kumar will be felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's 12th Mumbai Film Festival.
In the past, the producer-actor-director has received awards such as the Padma Shri Award, Phalke Ratna Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award among others for his exceptional contribution to Indian Cinema.
But this year, the 12th Mumbai Film Festival takes a proud step towards honouring Manoj Kumar with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his valuable contribution. Said director of MAMI V Narayanan, 'His contribution to Indian cinema is considerable. No Independence Day is complete without songs from his films. We will confer the award on Manoj Kumar. It will be presented to him at the award function on 28 October.'
Manoj Kumar is best known as 'Bharat' Kumar for his patriotic roles and exceptional work in films like UPKAR, PURAB AUR PASCHIM and KRANTI.