Amitabh Bachchan has been conferred this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award. President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the award to the actor. Amitabh Bachchan is honoured with the award for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.

About Dadasaheb Phalke awards

The 66th National Awards were held in Delhi on December 23 this year. Amitabh Bachchan, who was ill at that time, was not able to attend the ceremony. During the award ceremony it was announced that Amitabh Bachchan will be presented with the award on December 29.

The award, named after the father of Indian cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, was instituted in 1969. It is conferred by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. It consists of a Swarn Kamal and a cash prize of ten lakh rupees.

Source: India Today

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