Legends from music, drama, art and social work were felicitated at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan awards on Wednesday, April 24, night.
Also present at the awards ceremony were Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat who gave away the awards.
RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat presents the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Lifetime Achievement Award, the Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar, Salim Khan, who has co-written some of the most memorable Hindi films of the 1970s.
Helen, the legendary actress, received a special award.
Salim Khan flanked by his wives, Salma Khan and Helen.
Madhur Bhandarkar received an award for his contribution to Indian cinema.
Renu Namboodiri, Madhur's wife, accompanied him.
Salim Khan and Madhur Bhandarkar.
Singers Shaan, Roop Kumar Rathod, Hariharan.
Roop Kumar Rathod and Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
Bappi Lahiri with Usha Mangeshkar.
Adinath Mangeshkar, Bharata Natyam dancer Sucheta Bhide Chapekar, Mohan Bhagwat, Madhur Bhandarkar, Salim Khan, Helen, Usha Mangeshkar, Krishna Mangeshkar.
Adinath Mangeshkar honours Mohan Bhagwat.
Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar