Amitabh Bachchan named Dadasaheb Phalke winner 

PTI
Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar confirmed the news in a Twitter post.

New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was on Tuesday named Dadasaheb Phalke winner, Indian cinema's highest honour for an artist.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar confirmed the news in a Twitter post.

"The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for #DadaSahabPhalke award. The entire country and the international community is happy. My heartiest congratulations to him. @narendramodi @SrBachchan," Javadekar tweeted.

The 76-year-old screen icon, who rose to stardom with his 'Angry Young Man' persona capturing the anger of the young generation in the 1970s with films such as "Zanjeer", "Deewar" and "Sholay", continues to be a force to reckon with in Indian cinema.

In a career spanning five decades, Bachchan has given memorable performances film after film and is a four-time National Film Award winner. 
 

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