Prithviraj Kapoor & Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar

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Prithviraj Kapoor & Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar

Prithviraj Kapoor

Born:3 November 1906

Died: 29 May 1971

  • He born Prithvinath Kapoor, was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry.
  • He  associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and who founded the Prithvi Theatres, a travelling theatre company based in Mumbai, in 1944.
  • He was the patriarch of the Kapoor family of Hindi films, four generations of which, beginning with him, have played active roles in the Hindi film industry.
  • The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1971 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.
  • Prithvi Theatre merged with the Indian Shakespeare theatre company, “Shakespeareana”, and the company got a permanent home, with the inauguration of the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai on 5 November 1978.
  • In 1996, the Golden Jubilee year of the founding of Prithvi Theatre, India Post, issued a special two Rupee commemorative postage stamp.
  • In 1954, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship.

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Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar

Born:3 November 1937

Died:25 May 1998

  • He was a popular and successful Indian composer.
  • LaxmikantPyarelal were a popular and successful Indian composer duo.
  • They won many  won Filmfare Awards.
  • Laxmikant–Pyarelal won their first Filmfare Best Music Director Award for the movie, ahead of stalwarts like Shankar-Jaikishan (for Sangam) and Madan Mohan (for Woh Kaun Thi?)
  • They won many  Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.

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