Director Ashutosh Gowariker will be conferred the Raj Kapoor special contribution state award by the Maharashtra chief minister, Ashok Chavan, at a function to be held at the Gateway of India in Bombay on April 27.

Gowariker, apart from being nominated for an Academy Award and a European Film Award, has won a number of other awards, including a National Film Award, five Filmfare Awards and seven international film festival awards for his films, Lagaan and Jodhaa Akbar.

The Raj Kapoor Award, given by the state government, honours achievers from the Hindi film industry.

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