Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman - 2016
•  The West Bengal Government today conferred the Mahanayak Award 2016 to noted music director Bappi Lahiri while felicitating the marvels of the Bengali film industry on the eve of 36th Death Anniversary of film legend Mahanayak Uttam Kumar. Awards for the best film were given to Belaseshe and Sankhachil. Kaushik Ganguly and Gautam Ghosh were honoured with Best Director awards. Bisesh Chalachitra Samman for Acting was given to Paran Bandyopadhyay for Cinemawala and Jishu Sengupta for Bomkesh and Rajkahini while Barsa Sera Chalachitra Samman was awarded to Rituparna Sengupta for Belaseshe and rajkahini and Sohini Sarkar for Bomkesh, Rajkahini and Cinemawala. The Barsa Sera Chalachitara Samman for producers went to Sri Venkatesh Films. Noted film music deirector Bappi Lahiri was awarded tha Mahanayak Samman 2016. The awards were instituted in the year 2012, in the memory of the legendary actor Mahanayak Uttam Kumar.