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Master Scriptwriter Salim Khan to be presented with IFFI Special Award

Goa:26/11/18:The master scriptwriter Shri Salim Khan would be honoured by the IFFI Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema, at the closing ceremony of the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India, Goa, on November 28, 2018. He would be presented with a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees, a certificate and a shawl.

This was announced today, by the Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting (I/C), Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, on Twitter.Salim Khan was born on November 24, 1935 in Indore. As a master screenwriter, he is known for having penned the masterful screenplays of several super-hit films such as DeewarZanjeer and many others, and in particular Sholay, one of the greatest hits of Indian cinemaHe has registered a memorable contribution as an actor and producer as well.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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