Rajnikanth gets Dadasaheb Phalke award: Says honoured

1st April 2021

1st April 2021

Superstar Rajinikanth is to be honoured with 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2019. 

Issuing a statement, Rajinikanth thanked the government and dedicated his award to those who have been associated with him in his journey. He also thanked the almighty for this honour.

"My heartfelt thanks to the government of india, respected & dearest @narendramodi ji, @PrakashJavdekar ji and the jury for conferring upon me the prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward I sincerely dedicate it to all those who have been a part of my journey. Thanks to the almighty," he added.

The actor's response came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him. 

"Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality...that's Shri @rajinikanth Ji for you. It is a matter of immense joy that Thalaiva has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him," PM Modi said in a tweet.

The actor warmly replied that he is "humbled and honoured" with his greetings and the award.

"Immensely humbled and honoured with your greetings and the most prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward award respected and dearest Shri @narendramodi ji. My heartfelt thanks to you and the government of India."

He will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award on May 3 this year.

 

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