Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 77 this year, is a true veteran of Indian cinema. He delivers quality performances in every movie in which he acts. With a career spanning several decades, he built quite a reputation which is almost unmatched in the Indian film industry right now.
The actor, who previously won four National Film Awards for acting, was conferred the 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest film award, on December 29th, 2019. The actor was presented with the honour in Delhi by Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India.
Hon’ble @rashtrapatibhvn #RamNathKovind to present 50th #DadaSahebPhalkeAward to legendary actor #AmitabhBachchan @SrBachchan on @DDNational & Live-Stream on https://t.co/BUdG8Xw3AE pic.twitter.com/1M1n3syfLc
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) December 29, 2019
Amitabh Bachchan flew to Delhi with Abhishek Bachchan and wife Jaya Bachchan to receive the Award. Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter to post his wishes for Amitabh Bachchan.
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A memory to cherish. #dadasahebphalkeaward #theparentals
Earlier, Prakash Javadekar, the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced Amitabh Bachchan would be conferred with the honour at the awards ceremony. His tweet read, “The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for #DadaSahabPhalke Award. The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest Congratulations to him (sic.)”
The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for #DadaSahabPhalke award. The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest Congratulations to [email protected] @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/obzObHsbLk
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 24, 2019
Amitabh Bachchan won the National Film Award for his performance in films like Agneepath (1990,) Black (2005,) Paa (2009) and Piku (2015.) The actor last appeared in the thriller suspense film Badla and delivered a scintillating performance. Amitabh Bachchan does not let his age slow him down and still continues to be an inspiration to many, both on screen and off.
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