India’s renowned director Shyam Benegal who is popular for his films like ‘Ankur, Bhoomika, Zubeida’ will be felicitated with ANR award for the year 2012. Akkineni Nageswara Rao announced this in the press in Hyderabad yesterday evening. The jury Chairman included President and RS MP T.Subbarami Reddy, speaking to media he said, Shyam Benegal who did many films with social touch, studied in Nizam College in Hyderabad. He expressed happiness at the decision to felicitate Shyam Benegal with ANR award. Award will be given on 27th of this month and Union Minister Manish Tiwari and CM Kiran Kumar Reddy would be invited. ANR said Shyam Benegal is having the calibre of Satyajith Ray. He said Shyam believes that films should not be restricted to commercial elements and should be included human values. He said credit goes to directors and technicians for all the awards that decorated him as they elevated him to that level.