Screenwriter Salim Khan to be given Kishore Kumar Award

6 years ago

The Madhya Pradesh (MP) Government's prestigious National Kishore Kumar Award 2011-12 will be given to noted screenplay writer Salim Khan.

Instituted by the Madhya Pradesh government's Department of Culture in memory of noted playback singer and actor Kishore Kumar, the award includes cash worth Rs 2 lakh and a citation.

Announcing the award to noted Hindi screenplay writer, Salim Khan who was born in Indore on November 24, 1935, MP's state culture minister Laxmikant Sharma said that the decision was taken unanimously by the jury, official sources said.

Khan who wrote screenplays of Bollywood movies like Sita Aur Geeta, Yadon Ki Baarat, Zanjeer and Sholay, happens to be the main scriptwriter for his son Salman Khan's upcoming film, Sher Khan.

The award will be given to Salim Khan at a function in Khandwa, Kishore Kumar's birth place, on his death anniversary, October 13. PTI

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