The 66th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi on August 9, 2019. Rahul Rawail headed the jury panel of National Awards 2019 with A S Kanal and Utpal Bhojpujari being the other members. The announcement of the awards was delayed this time owing to the Lok Sabha polls.
Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, presented Bharat Ratna Awards to Sri Pranab Mukherjee, Shri Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously), and Dr Bhupendra Kumar Hazarika (posthumously). The Awards were given at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 08th August 2019. Some facts about the Bharat Ratna Award: Bharat Ratna