Amol Palekar to Get Vishnudas Bhave Award

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Amol Palekar to Get Vishnudas Bhave Award

Producer, director and actor Amol Palekar will be conferred with the Vishnudas Bhave Award on November 5 for his contribution to Marathi theatre, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Natya Vidya Mandir Samiti, Sharad Karale announced here today.

The award is instituted by Sangli-based Akhil Bharatiya Natya Vidya Mandir in memory of the pioneer of Marathi drama, Vishnudas Bhave and is given away annually since more than 52 years to honour a personality from Marathi film and drama for their outstanding contribution and service.

Bal Gandharva, PL Deshpande, Acharya Atre are some of the earlier illustrious winners of the award. PTI 

Amol Palekar has received three Filmfare awards and six state awards as best actor. His performances in Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam and Kannada language movies fetched him critical acclaim.

As a director, he is specially known for his sensitive portrayal of women, selection of classic stories from Indian literature, and perceptive handling of progressive issues.

His journey began in Marathi experimental theatre with Satyadev Dubey, and later started his own group, Aniket, in 1972.

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