Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who has portrayed a versatile range of lead characters in films by Satyajit Ray, has been selected for India's highest film honour - the Dadasaheb Phalke Award - for 2012.
Confirming the news, Chatterjee told IANS that his name being selected for the prestigious award has made him "extremely happy".
"I am extremely happy. Till this evening I had not thought of this award. But after I got the news, I am extremely happy," Chatterjee said.