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Published on Feb 18, 2011
Raj Kapoor, known as the 'Showman' of Indian cinema Raj Kapoor had received many awards throughout his career, including 9 "Filmfare Awards". The Government of India honoured him with the "Padma Bhushan" in 1971 and "Dadasaheb Phalke" Award in 1987 - the highest award for cinematic excellence in India. In 2001, he was honoured with "Best Director of the Millennium" by Stardust Awards. He was named "Showman of the Millennium" by Star Screen Awards in 2002.His films have some of the best songs of Bollywood which are famous even today. Raj Kapoor is still known as one of the best directors of India who had the knack of getting the best out of any one, since he had mastered all departments of film making. Beautiful songs like 'Awara hoon ya gardish mein' from the film Awaara and 'Mera joota hai Japani' from the film Shree 420 simply show the potential of music in his films