Best Dadasaheb Phalke Award nominees as of today - Age 70+

Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest honour given to an Indian personality related to cinema. It's not easy to choose one celebrity, as deserving people are many. Many great names have missed the list till now - Kishore Kumar, Rafi, Bimal Roy and many more. But it not at all implies that they were less talented. Definitely they are loved by millions more than Phalke award winners, whom we remember less.

If we take age as the main point, can you find a few deserving persons belonging to Indian cinema? I often feel that South Indian cinema gets less honours, though maximum films in the National award winning category belongs to Malayalam (similar to Bengali). I often feel that the most versatile music director of south Indian cinema - Ilaiyaraaja could have been honoured much earlier. The second person who needs mention is none other than K.J.Yesudas, the singer with maximum number of National awards (7). Can you find a few more?

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Yes Yesudas deserves it, I remember his songs right from my childhood and still sing his
Nit sanjh saver milte hain, JAB sanjh dhale aana. He deserves it. He is one of the most versatile singers we shall ever have with such a silky voice. I am a great fan of his and more so ever since few of my Keralite coworkers like Nayyars and Krups used to praise and sang him in Hindi and Malayalam. If I have to recommend some one for this prestigious prize, I'll have to depend on others especially with my poor knowledge of movies. I would perhaps recommend Jai Lalitha for the same since I watched her in a Telugu movie named 'Masagudu ko Masagudu' Maybe I did not spell it correctly.


P. Bhanumati an incarnation of Multi faceted talents was the most deserving candidate who missed Dadasaheb Phalke award. Apart from being an exceptional actress, she was also a talented singer and musician. She was very good in both Carnatic and Hindustani music. She composed music for several of her movies and sang her songs in the movies. Several of her songs are still popular in Telugu and Tamil films.
As a Film Producer, Director, Artiste, Singer, Music Director, and owner of Bharani Pictures and Studios none could have been a better candidate for Dadasheb Phalke award than Bhanumati.


There are lot of eminent personalities who deserve the award. S.P. Balasubramanium is one of them.


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