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Celebrity Rajinikanth shall be honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Union Data and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar introduced on Thursday.

After Javadekar made the announcement on Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Rajinikanth with a tweet, “Congratulations Talaivar”. Quickly Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu too, tweeted.

“Well-liked throughout generations, a physique of labor few can boast of, various roles and an endearing character…that is Shri @rajinikanth Ji for you. It’s a matter of immense pleasure that Thalaiva has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him,” Modi stated.

“Hearty congratulations to Shri @rajinikanth on being conferred the celebrated Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Over the previous a few years, the versatile actor has been enthralling folks by portraying an unlimited array of roles depicting myriad hues of human expertise and feelings.#Rajinikanth,” stated Naidu and added: “My finest needs for the famend thespian’s future endeavours! #Rajinikanth.”

Rajinikanth too thanked the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and the Authorities of India for the award.

Expressing his happiness, Rajinikanth posted, “Immensely humbled and honoured together with your greetings and probably the most prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward award revered and dearest Shri

@narendramodi ji. My heartfelt because of you and the federal government of india” (sic)

Rajini is named Talaivar or “Model Mannan” within the Tamil film trade.

Calling Rajinikanth “one of many best actors within the historical past of Indian cinema”, the I&B minister stated that the actor was being awarded for his contribution within the area of performing, manufacturing and screenwriting for Indian cinema.

Posting an image of the actor, Javadekar wrote: “Completely happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2020 to one of many best actors in historical past of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic I thank Jury @ashabhosle @SubhashGhai1 @Mohanlal @Shankar_Live #BiswajeetChatterjee.”

Extensively considered probably the most well-liked cinematic icons in India, Rajinikanth has additionally been honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 by the Authorities of India.

Rajinikanth, who enjoys a demigod standing, made his debut in Tamil cinema with “Apoorva Raagangal”. Amongst his quite a few hits are movies like “Baashha”, “Sivaji” and “Enthiran”. He is named Thalaivar or chief by his followers.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest honour in cinema. It’s offered yearly on the Nationwide Movie Awards by Directorate of Movie Festivals of the Data and Broadcasting ministry of the Authorities of India. The primary recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani. Latest recipients embrace Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, filmmaker Ok.Vishwanath and Manoj Kumar.

The Dada Saheb Phalke award jury consists of Malayalam tremendous star Mohanlal and Tamil music composer and singer, Shankar Mahadevan, moreover veteran singer Asha Bhosle, and moviemaker Subhash Ghai.

Actor-turned-politician, Kamal Haasan additionally congratulated Rajinikanth.

Tamil Nadu villages and cities bursted with pleasure on the announcement of Rajini’s feat. Individuals took to streets and a whole bunch reached Poes Backyard residence.

At Salem folks celebrated Rajini’s Phalke win by distributing sweets and lighting crackers.

Manonmani G., a homemaker from Salem instructed IANS: “Rajini deserves the award. He’s the best actor of Indian cinema and this award turns into nice after Rajini has received it. I nonetheless keep in mind every dialogue of his epoch films “Basha”, “Padayappa” and others.

The Data and Broadcasting minister when requested whether or not this award was given to Rajinikanth to affect Tamil Nadu elections, Javadekar stated: “That is by no means associated to Tamil Nadu elections”.

Congratulatory messages are pouring in from political leaders, actors, administrators and social staff, moreover folks from all walks of life.


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