Shashi Kapoor receives India’s highest film honour

MUMBAI: Living Bollywood icon and brother of Raj Kapoor, evergreen charmer Shashi Kapoor was on Sunday conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in Indian cinema, by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley at the iconic Prithvi Theatre here.


The 77-year-old was wheeled on to the stage by his son Kunal and daughter Sanjana before an august gathering.

Shashi is the third person in his family to achieve this award after his father and late brother, the legendary Raj Kapoor.

Shashi the star of over 150 films in his over 40-year career was all smiles upon receiving the Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs.10 lakh and a ceremonial shawl, which he accepted with reverence and folded hands.