The second highest civilian award of the country, Padma Vibhushan overwhelmed to the 72-year-old is Megastar Amitabh Bachchan. He is national award winning actor, who is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree.
Bachchan posted on his blog early this morning “The Government of India has decorated me today with the highest Padma Award of the country, the Padma Vibhushan…I have no words to express my gratitude to the powers that be and am most humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity of the people that decide or sit on judgement on this…”
The ‘Shamitabh’ star said with this honor, his family claims seven highest national
Awards. Bachchan wrote “My Father: Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan. Jaya: Padma Shree, Aishwarya : Padma Shree, AB: Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan. In one family this must be perhaps the only reference or case in the country.”
The actor thanked his fans for making him what he is today. Bachchan said “I feel blessed and honoured, fortunate and humbled, overwhelmed and submerged by the affection and love of the people….”