Bappi Lahiri and Goutam Ghose Honored With Mahanayak Samman 2016



Mahanayak Samman was initiated in the year 2012 in the memory of Bengali matinee idol Uttam Kumar. He is referred to as Mahanayak. Critically-acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Goutam Ghose¬†and ace music composer-singer Bappi Lahiri was conferred the West Bengal’s “Mahanayak Samman” awards.

In addition to Ghose, director-actor Kaushik Ganguly was also honored with the award for best director. Bengali actor Paran Bandyopadhyay and Jishu Sengupta received the best actor (male) awards while Sohini Sarkar received the best actor (female) award.


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also announced the launch of the online ticketing system for the state-run theatre Nandan from August 1.

The state government felicitates actors, technicians and music directors at this annual event on the occasion of the death anniversary of Uttam Kumar on July 24.

Priyanka Dutta

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