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Lata Mangeshkar remembers Dadasaheb Phalke on his 148th birth anniversary

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, was an Indian producer, director and screenwriter and has one of the country’s most prestigious awards named after him.

music Updated: Apr 30, 2017 18:00 IST
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Lata Mangeshkar dedicated a song to late Dadasaheb Phalke.
Lata Mangeshkar dedicated a song to late Dadasaheb Phalke.
         

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar has paid a tribute to the Father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke on his 148th birth anniversary.

The 87-year-old veteran singer took to Twitter where she remembered Phalke.

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, was an Indian producer, director and screenwriter and has one of the country’s most prestigious awards named after him.

He gave India its first full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913 and went on to make 95 movies and 26 short films in his career spanning 19 years.

Phalke passed away on February 16, 1944 at the age of 73.

First Published: Apr 30, 2017 18:00 IST