Prithviraj Kapoor & Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar
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.
Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar
Born:3 November 1937
Died:25 May 1998
- He was a popular and successful Indian composer.
- Laxmikant–Pyarelal 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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November 3, 2018