Mumbai- Maharashtra Government announced Natvarya Prabhakar Panshikar Award and Annasaheb Kirloskar award to Liladhar Kambli and Chandrakant Degvekar respectively. Both awards comprising cash prize of Rs. five lakh each, citation and a memento.
Liladhar Kambli stepped in theater through ‘KalaVaibhav’ theater academy. ‘Nayan Tujhe Jaadugar’ play was a hit which was followed by ‘Kachecha Chandra’, ‘Saubhagya’, ‘Himalayachi Savali’, ‘Dubhang’, ‘Kasturimrug’, ‘Vatrat Mele’. He has also worked in ‘Funny thing called love’ play which was directed by Bharat Dabholkar.
Chandrakant a.k.a Chandu Degvekar is a good singer and actor as well. He acted in the play Panditraj Jagganath in 1968 and became rage. Then he acted in many plays such as ‘Bavankhani’, ‘Rakt Nako Maj Prem Have’, ‘Duritanche Timir Javo’, ‘Madnachi Manjiri’, ‘Mandarmala’ and ‘Jay Jay Gauri Shankar’.