Sunday, December 17, 2017
The Rotary Club of Vijayawada bestowed the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to legendary film maker and actor K.Viswanath.
The 87 year old director said ‘I was born in this region and brought up in Vijayawada. AT the bridge near here, I used to buy Sampangi Poolu, Bandaru mithai and Jeedipappu pakam. He said that he was here for 20 years and added that ‘I am honoured to receive the award form the people of the city where I grew. This honour is not because the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed upon me, it is because I am Kasinadhuni Viswanath as mentioned several times in the citation by the organizers. He thanked and appreciated the representatives of Rotary Club of Vijayawada which was established in 1943.
The Award was earlier given to SP Balasubramanyam, Justice Chalameswar, C.Raghavachari and others by the Club which celebrated its 75th anniversary.