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The Chandrakant Mandre Art Academy Awards were given to Arun Nalawade and Vijay Acharekar

Friday, March 10, 2006

Kolhapur,(UNI): Marathi film and drama actor Arun Nalawade and artist Vijay Acharekar, both hailing from Mumbai, have been selected for this year's Chandrakant Mandre Art Academy Awards.Academy Director Shashikala Mandre and jointly said in a conference that the awards given every year since 1997 in a memory of veteran film actor late Chandrakant Mandre is to encourage personalities from film, drama and art.

Actor Nalawade and artist Acharekar will be felicitated with awards by renowned actor of Hindi and Marathi films Nana Patekar, at a function to be held here on March 10, Ms Mandre said.Actor Nalawade came into focus for his role played in a Oscar nominated Marathi film 'Swas' which had bagged 31 awards, including national and state levels.

Mr Acharekar, a young artist, so far has bagged 10 awards, which includes both state and national levels for his paintings. He was also feliciated with award of the Art Society of India in the years 1990, 1991, 1994 and 1995, Dr Pawar added.

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