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Dadasaheb Phalke
Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

30 April 1870
Died 16 February 1944(1944-02-16) (aged 73)
Nashik, Bombay, British India
Alma mater Sir J. J. School of Art
Occupation Movie director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1913–1937

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944) was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter. He is known as the father of Indian cinema. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, awarded to people who worked for a long time to the Indian cinema, was created in his honor by the Government of India in 1969.

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