April 30 2018: Google remembers father of Indian Cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke on his 148th birth anniversary today with a doodle.
Dadasaheb (30 April 1870 – 16 February 1944), was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter. Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra the first Marathi cinema which was also the first Indian cinema in 1913, now known as India's first full-length feature, he made 95 movies and 27 short films in his career spanning 19 years, till 1937, including his most noted works: Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919).
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to cinema, was instituted in his honour by the Government of India in 1969. The award is one of the most prestigious awards in Indian cinema and is the highest official recognition for film personalities in the country.