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Home / Bollywood / Amitabh Bachchan pens heartfelt note on receiving Dadasaheb Phalke Award, son Abhishek shares priceless family photo

Amitabh Bachchan pens heartfelt note on receiving Dadasaheb Phalke Award, son Abhishek shares priceless family photo

Amitabh Bachchan wrote an emotional blog post after being conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday.

bollywood Updated: Dec 30, 2019 11:53 IST
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Hindustan Times
Amitabh Bachchan was accompanied by wife Jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan as he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award from President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday.
Amitabh Bachchan was accompanied by wife Jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan as he received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award from President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday.(Amitabh Bachchan’s blog/Abhishek Bachchan’s Instagram)

Amitabh Bachchan was filled with pride as he was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema, this year. The actor was given the award by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday (December 29), after he could not make it to the 66th National Film Awards ceremony in Delhi last week due to ill health.

Taking to his blog, Amitabh shared a heartfelt note, along with a series of pictures from the function. In the photos, his family, including wife Jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan, are seen seated in the audience and applauding him.

He wrote, “there are times in the life of us all when we assimilate without any assimilation of the times past and gone by .. .. when the years strike back at you and you wonder whether are you really the eldest in the gathering then a sudden temperament invades the being and there is a silent thought that wishes for us all to do for them that have none .. .. these pictures say it all ..”

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“I am in pride for the recognition .. I am in pride for the recognition of my profession .. I am in pride of my Country and my Film Industry,” he added.

Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the highest award in Indian cinema.
Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the highest award in Indian cinema. ( Amitabh Bachchan’s blog )
Amitabh Bachchan received the Dadasaheb Phalke at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Amitabh Bachchan received the Dadasaheb Phalke at Rashtrapati Bhawan. ( Amitabh Bachchan’s blog )
Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed with the award by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed with the award by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Amitabh Bachchan missed the National Film Awards ceremony in Delhi last Monday (December 23).
Amitabh Bachchan missed the National Film Awards ceremony in Delhi last Monday (December 23). ( Amitabh Bachchan’s blog )
Amitabh Bachchan announced with great regret on Twitter that he could not make it to the National Film Awards ceremony due to fever.
Amitabh Bachchan announced with great regret on Twitter that he could not make it to the National Film Awards ceremony due to fever. ( Amitabh Bachchan’s blog )
Amitabh Bachchan’s family, including wife Jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan, were seen cheering for him on Sunday.
Amitabh Bachchan’s family, including wife Jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan, were seen cheering for him on Sunday. ( Amitabh Bachchan’s blog )

Abhishek shared a picture with Amitabh and Jaya from their flight on his Instagram account and wrote, “A memory to cherish. #dadasahebphalkeaward #theparentals.” Congratulatory messages poured in from several Bollywood celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Shilpa Shetty, Riteish Deshmukh, Preity Zinta and Sonali Bendre in the comments section.

 

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After receiving the honour, Amitabh joked that when he was announced as this year’s recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, he wondered if it was an indication for him to “sit at home and relax after working for so many years”. He was quoted by PTI as saying, “There is some more work I have to finish and certain possibilities are coming up where I may get a chance to do some work. I just wanted some clarification on this.”

“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 added.

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