Filmmaker Yash Chopra was given a tribute on the eve of his first death anniversary and the melody queen Lata Mangeshkar was conferred the first Yash Chopra Memorial Award at a glittering function here. Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari presented the award late Saturday to the legendary singer.
“Lata Mangeshkar, blessed with a beautiful voice, is the pride of the Indian music industry and a living legend,” Tewari said.
The film fraternity was called to witness the tribute. The Yash Chopra Memorial Award was instituted by the TSR Foundation of T. Subbarami Reddy. Yash Chopra passed away due to dengue in Mumbai on October 21st, last year. . Carrying a cheque of Rs.1 million and a citation, the memorial award will be given annually to people in recognition of their outstanding contribution in the field of art and culture.