Prime News, National, Bollywood, Cinema, Entertainment, New Delhi, September 25:- Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has been named for the prestigious Dada Sahab Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.
In a tweet, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar said the legend who entertained and inspired for two generations has been unanimously selected for the award. The Minister said the entire country and international community is happy over his selection. Javadekar also congratulated him.
The award is conferred by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. It consists of a Swarn Kamal and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
Amitabh took to Twitter and wrote that he was “humbled” and “grateful” on receiving the award. He said, “There is a paucity of words searching a response .. for the generosity of words that pour in.. I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude.”
People from all walks of life congratulated Amitabh Bachchan on social media. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)