Bollywood legend Pran was today conferred the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award by President Pranab Mukherjee who also gave away trophies to the winners of 60th National Film Awards including best film 'Paan Singh Tomar' and its lead actor Irrfan Khan as the best actor.
93-year-old Pran could not attend the ceremony due to his ill health but a documentary on his life and work was received with a standing ovation by the audience.
Pran, best known for his portrayal of negative roles in Hindi movies like 'Milan', 'Madhumati' and 'Kashmir Ki Kali', will be later honoured with the Swarna Kamal (golden lotus) medallion, a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl.
Image: Actor John Abraham and other awardees during the 60th National Film Awards Function in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)