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PM Gets Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award

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 Why in News?

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award.

  • He got the award for his selfless service to the country and society at the 80th annual Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards ceremony held in Mumbai.

What is the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award?

  • The Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award was established in remembrance and honour of great singer Lata Mangeshkar, who died in February 2022 at the age of 92.
  • According to the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Charitable Trust, the award will be granted annually to only one individual who has made ground-breaking, outstanding, and exceptional contributions to the nation, its people, and society.
December 2023