59th National Film Awards

Talents from Indian movie industry received from Vice President Hamid Ansari the 59th National Film Awards across various categories in capitol Thursday. Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was also honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award, highest honour in Indian cinema at the event. Regional cinema dominated the award function, while Bollywood maintained a low key this year. National Award winning Tamil directors, artists have met Dr Abdul Kalam, former president of India on Thursday and got his blessings.