As confirmed by the state official in Bhopal, Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman was conferred with Madhya Pradesh government's prestigious Kishore Kumar Award for 2018, last Tuesday.
The award which carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation, was presented by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Dr Vijaylaxmi Sadho at the actor’s residence in Bandra in Mumbai. Madhya Pradesh Culture department's Principal Secretary Pankaj Raag was also present on the occasion.
The award could not be given to Rehman during a function held at Khandwa town in October last year as the actor was unwell, the official added. The function was held on October 13 coinciding with the death anniversary of singing legend Kishore Kumar. Kumar was born in the state's Khandwa district on August 4, 1929.
Rehman, one of Hindi film industry's most successful leading ladies , turned 82 on 3 February and was congratulated by Dr. Sadho for the same.
The Madhya Pradesh Government, Culture Department has established the annual Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman for directing, acting, screenplay and songwriting in the field of cinema, following its well-established tradition of honoring excellence and creation at the national level.