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Highest French honour for Big B

France would honour Bachchan with top civilian award, the Officer of the Legion of Honour. Wish him | Read your messages

india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 21:55 IST
Press Trust of India
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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan received the perfect birthday present as he turned 65 on Wednesday when the French government announced it would honour him with its highest civilian award, the Officer of the Legion of Honour.

"France has decided to honour Amitabh Bachchan with the honour for his contribution to Indian and international cultural life," a spokesperson of the French Embassy said in New Delhi.

She said the French ambassador will soon discuss with Bachchan the details for conferment of the award.

First Published: Oct 11, 2006 19:25 IST