After being conferred as the honorary doctorate by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, last year, the young at 70, megastar, Amitabh Bachchan, has yet again been awarded with another honor from the Australian government.
He is now venerated by the Australian Government and its Commission, Mumbai, for his meaningful contribution to the Hindi Film Industry on the celebratory occasion of 100 years of Indian Cinema and also for his role in pullulating and prospering healthy relations betwixt the two countries.
Sr Bachchan blogged, “Another recognition by the Australian Government and its Commission here in Mumbai, in celebration for the 100 years of Indian Cinema, and my contribution towards fructifying the relations between the two countries. I am most humbled.”
Big B has been deservingly honored many a times. Let’s have a quick look at what all does the Shehenshah of tinsel town hold:
- He has been awarded Padma Shri by the Indian Government in 1984.
- Followed by Padma Bhushan in 2001.
- He was commemorated with the Honorary Citizenship of the French town of Deauville in 2003.
- He holds the degree of Honorary Doctorate by the University of Jhansi, India, in 2004.
- He is also an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Delhi in 2006.
- France’s highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, was conferred upon him by the French Government, in 2007.
- In 2007, he was again awarded with the title of Honorary Doctorate by University Brandan Foster by the Leeds Metropolitan University in Yorkshire, UK.
- Honorary Doctorate by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, in 2011.
Besides the honors and recognitions, he has bagged numerous awards for varied roles, acting skills and lifetime achievement awards. He is also the first ever living Asian to have a wax statue at Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, London, also with statues now at New York, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
The stardom and power of Amitji aggrandizes with every passing moment. He is surely one of the best and biggest assets our country beholds.