Mother India won an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film and lost to Fellini's Nights of Caberia by a solitary vote.
Nargis won Best Actress for the film at Karlovy Vary Festival.
Do Aankhen Barah Haath won the President's Gold Medal for Best Feature of 1957.
Do Aankhen Barah Haath won a Silver Bear at Berlin and the Samuel Goldwyn Award for Best foreign film.
Death of D. N. Sampat, founder of Kohinoor Talkies and character artist Yaqoob who acted in more than two hundred silent films.