The 77 year old Bollywood superstar who has not only charmed audiences but has always left a lasting impact on audiences through his performances, Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday, December 29th was awarded with Indian cinema’s highest honour at the Rashtrapthi Bhavan in New Delhi.
Amitabh Bachchan who due to his ill-health was unable to receive the honour at the 66th National Film Awards award ceremony in New Delhi on December 23rd received the award on Sunday at a special ceremony hosted by the President of India, Ramnath Kovind.
The special event which was hosted by the President of India, Ramnath Kovind for all the winners of the National Film awards this year was attended by Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan.
A graceful and composed Amitabh Bachchan received the award from the President Ramnath Kovind. After thanking the President and the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar who was also present there Amitabh said “God has been kind, there have been blessings of my parents, the support of the filmmakers, producers, co-actors from the industry, but I'm most indebted to the love and constant encouragement by the Indian audience. That's the reason I'm standing here. I accept this award with utmost humility and gratitude.”
He completed his speech by saying “When the award was announced, I thought if this is a hint to tell me that my time is over and I need to rest at home now. There's still some work I have to finish and I will be grateful of you all if I get more opportunities in the future.”