ANR award found by ANR International Foundation was
presented to Bollywood legend Devanand by Sushil Kumar
Shinde (Governor of AP). This function was attended
by CM YS Raja Sekhara Reddy, Central Minister Priyaranjan
Das Munshi, ANR, Venkat Akkineni, K Raghavendra Rao,
Nagarjuna, Sumanth, Amala, Supriya, MS Reddy, S Gopal
Reddy, D Suresh Babu, KL Narayana, C Narayana Reddy,
Satyanarayana, Gummadi, Kantha Rao and Konda Krishnam
YSR said, Dev Anands passion for
cinema reflects in the fact that he made Prime
Minister film at an age of 85. Everybody should
take Dev Anand as inspiration for that. Celebrities
from film media are serving society in their own way.
Likewise ANR is giving his award to an achiever every
year. Dev Anand influenced the society with his work.
I used to watch Dev Anands films in the past.
I like his Guide film a lot. He created his unique
style in Indian film industry.
said, Dev Anand is an ever-green hero. We started
Akkineni International Foundation and kept 1 lakh
earned from Dada Phalke Award into that fund. Since
then I deposited 50% of my earnings into that fund.
Now that fund has reached to 1 crore and we decided
that its the time to start awards.
expressed his immense satisfaction over receiving
the award and opined that ANR award is the best award
he received so far.
gave an introductory speech and expressed happiness
over establishing an award on his fathers name.
He said that Devanand is an accomplished actor who
reached to greater heights.