Dhundiraj Govind Phalke alias Dadasaheb Phalke is considered the father of Indian films. His film Raja Harishchandra was created in 1913 in Marathi and it gained popularity over the years. In 19 years of his career, Dadasaheb produced 95 films and 26 short films. His contribution is considered to be one of the best in the industry and he has received awards for his theatrical contribution.
Dadasaheb Phalke started his career with Marathi cinema and also had given many popular films to the Indian cinema, because of which, many people demanded that Dadasaheb Phalke should be honored with the award of the country's highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna (posthumous) for this contribution. Demand for the same has been started by Dadasaheb Phalke International Awareness Mission (DPIAM) and the #BharatRatnaToPhalke has been started on the website (www.dpiam.org.in) for support.