West Bengal government on Friday felicitated veteran Bengali film actors Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Rituparna Sengupta with 'Mahanayak' and 'Mahanayika' awards.
Mahanayak Samman awards is held every year in the memory of legendary actor Uttam Kumar to honour actors and actresses in Bengali film industries for their valuable contribution in the industry. This year the awards goes to Rituparna and Sabyasachi.
Veterans actors like Paran Bandyopadhyay, Anjan Dutta, Sandhya Roy, Chiranjeet Chakraborty and director Utpalendu Chakraborty were given lifetime achievement awards for their contributions in Bengali films.
Music composer Shantanu Moitra received a special award.