Veteran director K Viswanath has rewarded the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2016. The director has also worked in many films. The Director is well famed for making movies on wide-ranging of common social and human issues who have directed almost fifty films since 1965.
The veteran filmmaker was awarded prestigious Padmashri during the year 1992. He has also got 5 National Awards and received 20 Nandi Awards which is recognised by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh. Apart from these awards, the director was also honoured by 10 Film fare Awards together with Lifetime Achievement Award. His national award winning Swathi Muthyam was the India’s official entry to the 59th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award is said to be the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ that is offered annually in the National Film awards at cinema ever since the year 1969. The award is distributed by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is recognised to be the highest of all cinema awards. Director K Viswanath is privileged for his outstanding offerings to the progress and growth of Indian Cinema.
The award is said to be issued by the President of India in a function that would like to happen on Month of May 3, 2017, in Vigyan Bhawan. The director has received wishes from all corners. Now our Tamil film industry Superstar has congratulated him. Rajini took to his official twitter page and said that he salute the respected legend for receiving such award. His tweet reads “I salute respected Shri K Vishwanath Ji for being conferred with the much-deserved honour … #DadasahebPhalkeAward”.