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Master Dattaram Smruti Chaturastra Kalavant Puraskar

Master Dattaram, a versatile actor and also an humble, polite, hard working and down to earth personality dominated the stage during sixtees. He performed the role of cchatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 'Raygadala Jeva Jaag Yete' which was a very famous drama produced by The Goa Hindu association and directed by Master Dattaram himself. He had also directed 'Sangeet Matsyagandha' where he played a role of Devavrat and Bhishma. In addition to The Goa Hindu Associaiton, he performed several stage shows under the banner Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Lalit Kala Darsha etc . Once on stage he used to completely get transformed into that particula role and audience got mesmerized with his performance. Such a actor, director is born once in century. In his memory The Goa Hindu Association has started this award and Goa Hindu Association needs his belssings for its future.

Year Award Winner
2016 Late Prof. Madhukar Toradmal
2017 Smt. Sudha Karmarkar