Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan was on Tuesday honoured with the biggest award in Indian cinema - Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the I&B Ministry. Former Indian cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday took to Twitter and congratulated Big B over the achievement. In his tweet, The Master Blaster also prayed that Amitabh Bachchan continue to win hearts across the world with his acting and talent. Sachin Tendulkar further shared a dialogue from Amitabh Bachchan's classic Bollywood film Agneepath (1990), which he said gives him goosebumps even today.
"Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, Poora Naam. Baap Ka Naam Dinanath Chauhan, Maa Ka Naam Suhasini Chauhan. Gaon Mandwa. Umar 36," Sachin Tendulkar wrote. The legendary cricketer praised Big B, saying "there will be many characters but Shahenshah will be only one" (Kirdar anek but Shahenshah bas ek).
“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!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 25, 2019
May you continue to win hearts across the globe, Amit ji.
किरदार अनेक पर शहंशाह बस एक 🙏#DadaSahebPhalkeAward pic.twitter.com/pq9KFhejn4
I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced that Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has been selected unanimously for the Dadasahab Phalke award. In his tweet, the Union Minister regarded the Bollywood actor as the legend who entertained and inspired for two generations, extending heartiest congratulations to him.
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.@narendramodi @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/obzObHsbLk— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 24, 2019
From Bollywood to sports fraternity, an array of celebrities expressed happiness and extended congratulatory messages for Amitabh Bachchan after he was bestowed with the honour. The actor also took to Twitter and expressed gratitude over the honour. He said that there is a paucity of words searching for response over the generosity he received from across the arena.
T 3298 - There is a paucity of words searching a response .. for the generosity of words that pour in ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 24, 2019
I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude ..
कृतज्ञ हूँ मैं , परिपूर्ण , आभार और धन्यवाद ... मैं केवल एक विनयपूर्ण , विनम्र अमिताभ बच्चन हूँ pic.twitter.com/ESfV7ms6fZ
Rajinikanth congratulated Amitabh Bachchan by saying that he ‘richly deserved this commendable honour’.
Lata Mangeshkar, who was honoured with the award in 1989, congratulated Bachchan, saying that she is immensely delighted over the announcement.
नमस्कार अमितजी .आपको दादासाहेब फालके पुरस्कार घोषित हुआ ये सुनके मुझे बहुत ख़ुशी हुई.मैं आपको बहुत बधाई देती हु.भारतीय चित्रपट सृष्टि के जनक के नाम का पुरस्कार भारतीय सिनेमा के महानायक को मिलना ये अपने आप में एक ऐतिहासिक घटना है.@SrBachchan— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) September 24, 2019