Amitabh Bachchan Win’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Says He is Humbled and Grateful

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On Tuesday, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced the news on Twitter that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was unanimously selected to be awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. And now the actor has responded on receiving the honour.

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.”

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In the lead up to the announcement made by the government regarding the award being bestowed on Big B, the actor will receive a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.