Veteran actor Nana Patekar was honored with the Dinanath Special Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theater and Film, while Rajya Sabha MP and Match Editor Sanjay Raut were honored for his dedicated service to journalism. The award was given to Mala Sinha for her outstanding performance in the field of cinema.
The Vagvilasini Sahitya Puraskar was given to Santosh Anand, while the poet Neerja received the award for her contribution to poetry and literature. DR. Preet Samdani, Dr. Rajiv Sharma, Dr. Janardan Nimbolkar, Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Dr. Nishit Shah and Dr. Sameer Jog was recognized for his dedicated medical and healthcare service.
On this occasion, Hridaynath Mangeshkar said, “Master Dinanathji made a significant contribution as a singer, musician and theater artist who is an inspiration to the people of the country including Maharashtra. The Mangeshkar family organize the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Smriti Pratishthan Award to honor those who have become great men through their work. We are happy about the love and support of the people. “