‘Mahanayak Samman’ - 2018
•  ‘Mahanayak Samman’ and other prestigious awards in memory of the legendary matinee icon, Uttam Kumar, instituted by the present government in 2012, were conferred today for outstanding contributions in the world of cinema in a beautiful programme at Nazrul Mancha. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present on the occasion. Golden songs of yesteryears reliving the Mahanayak were presented in a melodious cultural programme after the awards ceremony. Today, Mahanak Samman was conferred upon actor Paran Bandopadhyay while actor-filmaker Aparna Sen was conferred the Mahaniyak Samman. Among the other recipients, Abir Chatterjee and Mimi Chakraborty received the awards for Best Actor and Actress respectively for their performances in Bangla cinema. The Best director award was given to Manas Mukul Pal. Koushik Ganguli was awarded for the Best Screenplay while Sirsha Roy was awarded for the Best Cinematography. The award for the Best Music Direction was given to both Jeet Ganguly and Anupam Roy. Noor Islam and Samiul Alam received the award for the Best Child Actors.