Dadasaheb Phalke

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Dadasaheb Phalke
Born Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
30 April 1870
Tryambakeshwar, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died 16 February 1944(1944-02-16) (aged 73)
Nashik, Bombay, British India
Alma mater Sir J. J. School of Art
Occupation Movie director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1913–1937

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944) was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter. He is known as the father of Indian cinema.[1][2][3] The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, awarded to people who worked for a long time to the Indian cinema, was created in his honor by the Government of India in 1969.

References[change | change source]

  1. Vatave, Bapu; Trust, National Book (2004). Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema. National Book Trust. ISBN 978-81-237-4319-6. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  2. Sachin Sharma, TNN 28 June 2012, 03.36AM IST (2012-06-28). "Godhra forgets its days spent with Dadasaheb Phalke - Times Of India". Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  3. Vilanilam, J. V. (2005). Mass Communication in India: A Sociological Perspective. New Delhi: Sage Publications. p. 128. ISBN 978-81-7829-515-2. 

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