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Published on 21 Feb 2011 | over 5 years ago

Raj Kapoor, known as the 'Showman' of Indian cinema Raj Kapoor had received many awards throughout his career, including 9 "Filmfare Awards". The Government of India honoured him with the "Padma Bhushan" in 1971 and "Dadasaheb Phalke" Award in 1987 - the highest award for cinematic excellence in India. In 2001, he was honoured with "Best Director of the Millennium" by Stardust Awards. He was named "Showman of the Millennium" by Star Screen Awards in 2002.His films have some of the best songs of Bollywood which are famous even today.

Raj Kapoor is still known as one of the best directors of India who had the knack of getting the best out of any one, since he had mastered all departments of film making. Beautiful songs like 'Dil ka haal sune dilwala' from the film Shree 420 and 'O mehbooba tere dil ke paas' from the film Sangam simply show the potential of music in his films.

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