India, Sept. 24 — Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar has tweeted. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema.
Javadekar tweeted on Tuesday, “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.“
The first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani, who was honoured at the 17th National Film Awards. As of 2017, there have been 49 awardees. Among those, actor Prithviraj Kapoor (1971) and actor Vinod Khanna (2017) are the only posthumous recipients.
Source from HT media