dada-saheb-1Dada Saheb Phalke Academy & Dada Saheb Phalke Chitra Nagari celebrated the 139th Birth Anniversary of Dada Sahab Phalke. Our correspondent Umesh Malviya reports that the senior members from various crafts & sectors of Film Industries were honoured on this day. The originator of Indian Film industry Dada Sahab Phalke who devoted his entire life to start and put deep roots of film making trade in our country about a century back, was paid tribute on his 139th Birth Anniversary at Bhaidas Auditorium , Vileparle , Mumbai with great joy and enthusiasm. (24m-04s) The programme was attended by many senior film legendary like Rajesh Khanna, Shyama, Sitara Devi, Singer Mahendra Kapoor, film director Ravi Tondon along with popular faces like Ravina Tondon and Manoj Tiwari. We spoke with the dignitaries during the event. The birth anniversary day was given a name of EKTA DIWAS by opening a banner for this special day, which speaks of a cohesive bond and unity within people of different caste, creed and religion within film industry. There was a photo exhibition also organised on the day, showing glimpses of earlier birth anniversaries of Dada Phalke celebrated by the academy. From Mumbai, Umesh Malviya for NMTV News.

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