Amitabh Bachchan is humbled with all the love showered on him ever since Indian Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar made the announcement that the megastar will be conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Many celebrities including Lata Mangeshkar, Rajinikanth, Karan Johar and Anil Kapoor among others congratulated the actor on social media, recently.
Amitabh Bachchan is the 50th recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Last year, actor Vinod Khanna was posthumously honoured with the award. It is considered as the highest honour in Indian cinema and is presented annually by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is given for a personality’s outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.
In the past, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award has been given to music director Naushad, filmmaker Satyajit Ray, filmmaker Raj Kapoor, singer Lata Mangeshkar, actor Dilip Kumar, actor Dev Anand, filmmaker Yash Chopra, writer Gulzar, actor Shashi Kapoor and actor Manoj Kumar, among others.