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Amitabh Bachchan to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

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Amitabh Bachchan to be conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award
25 September, 2019
Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in the field of cinema in India.

"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," Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar wrote on Twitter while announcing the news on Tuesday.

The 76-year actor, who completes 50 years in cinema, took to Twitter to share his response with fans.

“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,” Bachchan wrote.

Dadasaheb Phalke award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000. It was conferred upon late actor Vinod Khanna in 2017. 

Last seen onscreen in Badla, Bachchan was honoured with Padma Vibhushan - the country's second highest civilian honour - in 2015. 

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