Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu director Bapu aka Sattiraju Laxmi Narayanawas conferred
the 'Vishwa Vikyata Dharshaka Maharishi' (VVDM) award by
industrialist-politician T Subbarami Reddy (TSR). The award was
presented on the occasion of the birthday of TSR, who on this day,
every year, honours a member from film fraternity.
Bapu, who debuted as director with the movie Sakshi in
1967, has directed 51 movies so far. The director has already been
honoured with several National, Filmfare, Nandi and other awards.
Vishwa Vikyata Dharshaka Maharishi award is the latest honour
coming his way. Talking about it, Bapu said, "I'm extremely blessed
to have received this honour. I will cherish this moment
Over the years, TSR has honoured film personalities such as
Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Sunil Dutt and P Suseela among many
more. Telugu filmmaker K Vishwanath presented the award to Bapu in
the presence of a galaxy of personalities such as D Rama Naidu,
Manchu Mohan Babu, Archana and Poonam Kaur.