Tapan Sinha gets Dadasaheb Phalke award
The government announced that noted Bengali film director Tapan Sinha would be awarded Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2006, reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Jul 22, 2008 02:25 IST
The government on Monday announced that noted Bengali film director Tapan Sinha would be awarded Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2006. He will get a cash prize of cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl by President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil at a function, dates for which are yet to be announced.
Sinha, who started his career as a sound engineer in Kolkata’s New Theatre in 1946, has directed well-known films like Kabuliwala, Khudito Pashaan, Atithi, Upahar, Haatey Bazarey, Sagina Mahato, Hansuli Baker Upakatha, Adalat O Ekti Meye, Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Bancharamer Bagan and Shatabdir Kanya, among others. The noted filmmaker got the opportunity of working in Pinewood Studio in the UK in 1950, where he was for two years.