Bollywood actor Prem Chopra was on Saturday honoured with the living legend prize at the 25th annual Bharat Nirman awards function here. Chopra, who played villainous roles on-screen during the 1970s and 1980s, was the star attraction of the evening. Besides the “Bobby”, “Kati Patang” and “Do Raaste” star, well-known actor Raza Murad was also felicitated under the ‘Achievers Awards’ category for ‘Film Actor’.
Olympic gold medallist and former India hockey captain Gurbux Singh and ex-Governor of West Bengal Justice Shyamal K Sen were conferred lifetime achievement awards. “Whenever a cultural programme is organised here, it is always of the highest standard,” Chopra, 82, said while receiving the award to loud cheers at the packed Kala Mandir auditorium.