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      ANR honoured with Padma Vibhushan Award

      By By: Prakash Upadhyaya
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      Veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) has been honoured with The Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in the Republic of India. The Prime Minister's office announced it on the eve of the Republic Day.

      ANR has been conferred for his outstanding contribution in the field of Arts-Cinema. He is the first actor from Tollywood to honour with the Padma Vibhushan. He was earlier honoured with Padma Shri (1968), Padma Bhushan (1991) and Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1990).

      The 87-year-old actor started his acting career with a minor character in Dharmapatni in 1941. It took him another three years to get a full-fledged role. It was Ghantasala Balaramaiah's Seeta Rama Jananam, which made him an overnight star in Tollywood. It is noted that the actor has played the lead role in more than 250 films.

      However, singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, who has crooned over 2,200 songs in different languages is also honoured with Padma Bhushan, which is the third highest civilian award in India.

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