Director Tapan Sinha gets Phalke award
Veteran Bengali film Director Tapan Sinha has been selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2006.
Director Tapan Sinha who is 84 now, has won 19 National Film awards. He would be given a Swarna Kamal, cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl by the President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil. Tapan Sinha started his career in Kolkata’s new theatre in 1946. Some of his greatest creations are ‘Kabuliwala’, ‘Khudito Pashaan’, ‘Atithi’, ‘Upahar’, ‘Haatey Bazarey’, ‘Sagina Mahato’, ‘Bancharamer Bagan’.
The renowned film maker got the opportunity to work in UK in the year 1950 at Pinewood studio, and after working for 2 years over there he returned to India and started making films on Bengali, Hindi and Oriya.