Actress Kajol will be felicitated with the Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar for her contribution to cinema.
The award will be given away by legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, daughter of the late Master Dinanath, on April 24 at the Shanmukhanand auditorium at Sion in Central Mumbai.
The award consists of a memento and cash prize of Rs50,000.
The other awardees include singer Hariharan, Pandit Shivanand Patil in the field of music, Prashant Damle for best drama of the year Bahurupi, Naseema Hurzuk, founder of Helpers of the Handicapped with the Anandmayee Puraskar, actor Mohan Joshi for his contribution to theatre, and Madhu Mangesh Karnik (literature).
The Shanta Shelke Saraswati Award will be given to professor
Vasant Abaji Dahake for his dedicated service to poetry.