Shashi Kapoor, who turned 78 on March 18, is known for films like Deewaar, Kabhi Kabhie , Namak Halaal, Sharmeelee and Satyam Shivam Sundaram. In 2011, he received the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian cinema. In 2014, he also received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award
"We are proud and happy that the Lifetime Achievement Award this year is to be presented to Shashi Kapoor ji, who has enriched the cinematic medium through his vast and wide range of contribution as an actor and producer and has patronized good cinema," Manoj Srivastava, Strategic Consultant, Jagran Film Festival, said in a statement
It was not just an army of famous Kapoors who cheered Shashi Kapoor, but also several of his former co-stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Waheeda Rehman, Hema Malini and Asha Parekh
Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter: It was wonderful seeing the versatile & much admired Shashi Kapoorji being presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him.