Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Yet another dream of a director making his debut in cinema got recognition and honour.

Indraganti Mohan Krishna received the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award for 2005 for his Telugu film, `Grahanam'.

He was the ninth recipient of the award instituted by the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation.

The award function on Saturday evening was filled with memories of Gollapudi Srinivas, the debut director who died in 1992 while shooting a film, `Prema Pusthakam' in the rocky part of Visakhapatnam coastline.

The chief guest, actor Aamir Khan, had to make a small speech before the scheduled one to satisfy the enthusiastic audience waiting to hear him.

He lauded the family's effort and spirit to turn a personal sorrow into commemoration of debut film directors.