Veteran photographer Raghu Rai was on Wednesday conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards.
The event was graced by Union ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Rajyavardhan Rathore.
"I congratulate all winners, Sh Raghu Rai, for lifetime contribution in this field. Also convey my compliments to Photo Division, @MIB_India," Naidu tweeted.
While speaking at the ceremony, he said, "Photography can be used as a means to spread awareness and a channel of good governance."
Rai began his career in 1965 and was awarded Padmashree in 1972. He has produced more than 18 books, including Raghu Rai's Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India, and Mother Teresa. He also became the Photographer of the Year from USA in 1992.
Here's the list of other winners at the 6th National Photography Awards"
- Ravinder Kumar is the Amateur Photographer of the Year
- O. P. Soni receives Special Mention Award in Professional Photographer category
- G. Nagasrinivasu receives Special Mention Award in Professional Photographer category
- Special Mention Award for Dipayan Bhar in Professional Photographer category
- Special Mention Award for Ch Narayana Rao in Professional Photographer category
- Atul Choubey receives Special Mention Award in Professional Photographer category
- K K Mustafah receives award for Professional Photographer of the Year.