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Films Division documentary on GD Naidu wins National Award

GD Naidu – The Edison of India, a biopic tracing the life and times of the great inventor of India, GD Naidu has won the Best Science & Technology Film Award at the 66th National Film Awards announced on 9th August, 2019 in New Delhi. Produced by Films Division and directed by debutant film maker, K RanjitKumar, the film has won Rajat Kamal and cash award of Rs. 50000 each for the Producer and Director.
The well-researched documentary traces, with the help of well preserved footage from the personal collection of the inventor himself, the life and times of the versatile genius who despite poverty and poor education, went on to become an entrepreneur par excellence and inventor of many machines, tools and devices – electrical, mechanical and agricultural. He is credited with establishing the first Polytechnic college in India. The film is enriched various scientists, industrialists and eminent persons speaking about the unique endeavours and inventions of Naidu, popularly known as the Edison of India.
The film has been selected and screened at the Indisches Film Festival-2019, Stuttgart, Germany and is travelling to many international film festivals as official entry by Films Division.