New Delhi, March 5 (ANI): Yesteryear Bollywood star Manoj Kumar will be awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. The 78-year-old actor, who already has seven Filmfare Awards to his credit, will be bestowed with a Swarn Kamal, a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl. After getting the good news, an ecstatic Manoj Kumar said that the award is a pleasant surprise for him. Kumar, who is popular for making patriotic movies, was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1992. He is remembered for his films 'Hariyali Aur Raasta,' 'Woh Kaun Thi?,' 'Himalaya Ki God Mein,' 'Do Badan,' 'Upkar,' 'Patthar Ke Sanam,' 'Neel Kamal,' 'Purab Aur Paschim,' 'Roti Kapda Aur Makaan,' and 'Kranti.' Kumar's image as the patriotic hero started with the 1965 film 'Shaheed,' based on the life of Bhagat Singh.