The prestigious Akkineni Award is given by Akkineni International Foundation (AIF) to eminent celebrities connected with the world of films and as a token of life-time achievement in the different fields of film industry.
The AIF announced on Monday that the Akkineni Award 2009 will be given to Lata Mangeshkar for her services to the cause of music. She has sung more than 70,000 film songs, bhajans and private songs. She has sung in almost all the major languages of the country. Her Annamayya songs album is being released on January 30 by Tirumala Titrupathi Devasthanam.
The Akkineni Award will be presented at a ceremony to be held on February 1 at Hyderabad.