Bhopal, Oct 13: The Madhya Pradesh government Thursday honoured veteran actor Dev Anand with the 14th Rastriya Kishore Kumar Samman on the occasion of the 25th death anniversary of the late singer-actor, a minister said.
An amount of Rs.2 lakh, an honour plaque and a shawl were given to the octogenerian actor for excellence in direction at his residence in Mumbai.
The evergreen hero, apart from a stellar career on screen, has produced some very memorable films, including ‘Johnny Mera Naam’, ‘Guide’, ‘Jewal Thief’ and ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’.
The 88-year-old has also been honoured with Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
A grand function was also held at Khandwa, Kishore Kumar’s birthplace, in the singer’s memory.