Acclaimed filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan on 29 March 2015 was honoured with Bishwaratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika International Solidarity Award.
He was presented the award by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at the function held at Guwahati, Assam.
About Adoor Gopalakrishnan
- Gopalakrishnan is regarded as one of the finest filmmakers of India.
- As a film director, producer and script writer he had played a major role in revolutionizing Malayalam cinema.
- Adoor’s debut film was Swayamvaram (1972) which had pioneered the new wave of cinema movement in Kerala.
- For his contribution to film industry, he has won 16 National Film Awards, 17 Kerala State Film Awards and several international film awards.
- Adoor is also honoured with Padma Shri (1984) and the Padma Vibhushan (2006). In 2004, he was awarded with Dadasaheb Phalke Award- highest cinema award of India.
About Bishwaratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika International Solidarity Award
- It is a biennial award instituted in 2013 and named in the memory of the cultural doyen Dr Bhupen Hazarika.
- The award carries a memento, citation, collection of books and cheque of 5 lakh rupees.
- The award was instituted by the Asam Sahitya Sabha and sponsored by the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL).
The first recipient of this award was eminent research scholar and dance exponent Lubna Marium from Bangladesh.