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Bangalore film festival's Lifetime Achievement award for Mani Ratnam

The award comprises a cash prize of Rs10 lakh apart from a citation and a memento.

Yet another award for the master

Manigandan KR

The Karnataka government has honoured ace director Mani Ratnam with a Lifetime Achievement award.

The Bangalore International Film Festival and the Karnataka government have introduced the award this year. 

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah announced that the first award would go to director Mani Ratnam.

The award comprises a cash prize of Rs10 lakh and a citation and a memento.

The award was presented by Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala and chief minister Siddaramaiah to Mani Ratnam at the Vidhan Soudha in Bangalore yesterday.

Over the past three decades, Mani Ratnam has delivered several hits in Tamil and Telugu like Mouna Ragam (1986), Nayakan (1987), Agni Natchathiram (1988), Thalapathi (1991), Roja (1992), Guru (2007) and O Kadhal Kanmani (2015).