On the 24th of September, it was announced Amitabh Bachchan, the legend of Bollywood, will be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
The Central Government selected Amitabh Bachchan for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema. Prakash Javedkar, the Information and Broadcasting Minister of India, took to Twitter and announced the 2019 recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Mr. Prakash said, “ We have unanimously chosen the legendary Amitabh Bachchan for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which has entertained and inspired two generations of audiences.”
Mr. Javadekar said the Country and the international community were happy to see him receive the prestigious award and congratulated him for the same.
Mr. Bachchan is a part of the Bollywood industry since 1969. Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award in the Indian film industry, was introduced to honour the artists of Indian cinema in 1969 by the Government of India.
As of now, approximately 50 artists were awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, including Amitabh Bachchan.
Twitter is flooded with congratulatory messages for Big B.
Celebrities like Ajay Devgn, Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan, Shatrughan Sinha and many others took to Twitter and congratulated Amitabh Bachchan.
The greatest superstar our country has seen and one of the greatest actors cinema has produced, finally gets the much deserved, much delayed #DadaSahebPhalkeAward Congratulations #Bachan sir! pic.twitter.com/JjNCTvAIOU
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) 25 September 2019
Great pleasure to meet Sir @SrBachchan during my unofficial visit.
A very humble,kind and down to earth human being.
Congratulations for being selected for the esteemed #DadaSahebPhalkeAward.
During this trip I’ll be discussing on bringing Indian reality shows to Maldives.🇲🇻🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/gxMIdAgykQ
— Ahmed Mahloof (@AhmedMahloof) 25 September 2019
We have seen & immensely enjoyed the movies of the biggest Super Star of our times- @SrBachchan (Amitabh Bachchan)
He truly deserves #DadaSahebPhalkeAward award.
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) 25 September 2019
Heartiest congratulations to one of the greatest icons of the country, Amitabh Bachchan ji, for being selected for the prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 24 September 2019
Noone, absolutely noone deserves this more. Sir you teach us what work ethic really means, and how to remain motivated, dedicated and kind every single day. Congratulations sir. ❤️#DadaSahebPhalkeAward @SrBachchan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) 25 September 2019
Congratulations @SrBachchan sir on being honoured with the #DadaSahebPhalkeAward. You are truly an inspiration, an absolute legend and a cinematic stalwart. 🙏🏻
I only remember falling in love, and doing that all over again with every movie of yours.
— Manushi Chhillar (@ManushiChhillar) 25 September 2019
Congrats to Amitabh Bachchan ji on winning the #DadaSahebPhalkeAward 2019. This was long overdue and richly deserved. You are a legend not just of Bollywood but of Indian and World Cinema. Few outside India can surpass your oeuvre, star power, and sincerity. @SrBachchan
— Lokesh Nara (@naralokesh) 25 September 2019
“Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, Poora Naam. Baap Ka Naam Dinanath Chauhan, Maa Ka Naam Suhasini Chauhan. Gaon Mandwa. Umar 36…” a line that gives me goosebumps even today!
May you continue to win hearts across the globe, Amit ji.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 25 September 2019
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) 25 September 2019
Chupke Chupke, Abhimaan, Sholay, Trishul,
Satte pe Satta, Hum, Agnipath…
Countless memories, performances revered, records made & broken. A legend , an actor par excellence @SrBachchan … no one deserved the #DadaSahebPhalkeAward more🙏
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) 24 September 2019
Heartiest congratulations to @SrBachchan for being honored by the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. His contribution to films is unmeasurable and has been a inspiration to millions. #DadaSahebPhalkeAward #AmitabhBachchan
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) 24 September 2019
Mr. Amitabh Bachchan‘s contribution to Indian cinema cannot be put in words. The prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward is a befitting tribute to this legend.
May you continue to serve the Indian Film industry with your versatile acting. Many congratulations @SrBachchan.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 24 September 2019