The megastar was conferred the Padma Vibhushan on Republic Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 26, revealed the names of nine men honoured with the second highest civilian honour, Padma Vibhushan. Two out of these were eminent members of the film fraternity, Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar.
Though Mr Bachchan was very proud of this achievement, West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee thought that he deserved more. Expressing her opinion, she tweeted yesterday, "Amitabh Bachchan is a legend in his lifetime. Padma Vibhushan is not enough. Somebody of his stature deserves a Bharat Ratna."
Replying to the lady, the humble actor politely conveyed that he is very humbled by the honour bestowed upon him and that he does not think he is deserving enough, as yet, for a Bharat Ratna. Big B wrote on his micro-blogging page, "@MamataOfficial Mamata di... I am not deserving of such recognition... Most humbled and honoured by what the Nation has given me..!!"
Bachchan has also been conferred with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards previously!
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