Those letters ANR are enough to give introduction about legendary ,late Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Though he is not with us,he lives on with his films forver.
In the memory of that evergreen hero, Akkineni family has given ANR national award to Bollywood superstar Amitab Bachan for the year 2013,who has played a cameo in Akkineni family’s magnum opus “Manam”.
On the occasion of late ANR’s birth anniversary and also Manam’s 100 days event on 20th September, Nagarjuna said “ANR is someone who lived cinema, loved cinema and celebrated cinema. US Postal Service has released a stamp in memory of ANR. Earlier, Mahatma Gandhi, Swamy Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar and Mother Theresa received this honor. ANR was the only Indian Actor to achieve this rare feat and I will write few letters using his stamp when I go to US next time. He is the only actor in the history to act till his last breath.”
Earlier, Eminent film personalities like Dev Anand, Shabana Azmi, Anjali Devi, Sridevi, Hema Malini, Syam Benegal and K Balachander has been conferred with ANR National Award . ANR Award is intended to honour the deserving people who were known for their exceptional contribution to Cinema.