Dev, Moushumi to receive Uttam Kumar Samman

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014,14:52 IST By metrovaartha A A A

The reigning superstar of Bengali films  Dev (Deepak Adhikari) and veteran Bollywood actress Moushumi Chatterjee will receive the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by the state government, Chief Minister Mamata  Banerjee announced last night.    Dev is an All India Trinamool Congress( AITC) MP from Ghatal  in West Midnapur district. Among his hits are ‘Chaander Pahar’.    Moushumi Chatterjee, who shot to fame in the 1967 Bengali  hit ‘Balika Badhu’, made her presence felt in Bollywood ventures like ‘Anuraag’ and ‘Roti Kapada Aur Makaan’.
Both have been chosen for their ‘outstanding contribution  to cinema’.
‘Dev and Moushumi Chatterjee will receive Mahanayak Uttam  Kumar Samman 2014,’ Ms Banerjee announced in her social  networking page.    In the memory of the legendary Uttam Kumar the state government had instituted awards to honour the regional film industry since 2012.
This year too, eminent personalities are being honoured with the award for their outstanding contributions to cinema in a programme to be held at Nazrul Mancha tomorrow to mark the 34th death anniversary of the legendary actor.