I present to you, Sir, Shri Krishnachandra Moreshwar also known as Daji Bhatawade- kar. Shri Moreshwar was born in 1921. Though his field of work is far from any of the arts of the Akademi, his deep devotion to the revival of Sanskrit theatre has merited rich reward. To this end he has laboured in the last decades with commendable zeal. He has produced and directed many plays, taking himself the leading role. For his services to the revival of the Sanskrit theatre and his contribution to the art of acting, Shri Krishnachandra Moreshwar receives this year's Akademi Award.