60 years ago on Sunday, March 31, 1954 the first Filmfare Awards ceremony (for films released in 1952-53) was held at Bombay’s Metro Cinema and the subsequent issue of the fortnightly film magazine (dated April 2, 1954) had on its cover three of the winners from the night posing with their trophies.

Filmfare magazine cover dated April 2, 1954 featuring the first Filmfare Award winners

On the cover (Best Actress) Meena Kumari is flanked by Bimal Roy (Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture) and Naushad Ali (Best Music Director).

Bits of trivia from that momentous evening.