Veteran sound designer-turned-director Kasinathuni Viswanath has a huge reason to celebrate as he has been conferred with the honourable Dada Saheb Phalke Award, the highest award in Indian cinema for his commendable contribution to the industry over the years. He is known for his work across multiple industries - Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. His hit Hindi films include - Sanjog, Kaamchor, Eeshwar, Shubh Kaamna, Sangeet, Eeshwar, Jag Utha Insan to name a few. “Of course I'm happy my work has been recognised, it's difficult to express my feeling in words. I will celebrate with my family, friends and my grand children with out making too much noise about it,“ stated the veteran sound designer while speaking with Mumbai Mirror. He has also bagged five National Awards in the past, along with a Padma Shri. When asked by the Tabloid if this honour came too late, he said," “Not at all, government has a lot of responsibilities. They will do what they want when the time is right."
Celebs down South are lauding this win. Jaya Pradha was launched by this veetran personality as a deaf and mute girl in her first Hindi film, who expresses herself through her eyes and ghungroos. "Viswanathji has been my guru all my life, he moulded me and was quite a disciplinarian on the sets. He was normally quite composed but if we didn't perform as expected, he'd lose his cool. But minutes later, he'd pamper and make me laughs,“ stated the actress while speaking with the same tabloid.
Allu Arjun took to social media to congratulate Vishwanath Gaaru - I am extremely Proud that our legendary director K.Vishwanath Garu has won the Dada Saheb Palke Award. What an honour for Telugu Industry.
Even veteran actor Kamal Haasan has reacted to the win - 'My K.Vishwanath gaaru is a Dada Saheb Palke award winner. In his humility he would say " I am lucky" . Truth is Indians are lucky. So am I. Thank u with glistening eyes Vishwanath gaaru for Sagara sangamam. Like Balu of S.S I initiate more applause. Your fame is mine vice versa'
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