Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday congratulated veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on being selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

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The batting great quoted a popular dialogue of Bachchan’s superhit movie “Agneepath” to extend his wishes to the megastar.

Sachin congratulates Bachchan on winning Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Sachin Tendulkar Congratulates Amitabh Bachchan By Quoting A Dialogue From Agneepath On His Dadasaheb Phalke Award Win

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“Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, Poora Naam. Baap Ka Naam Dinanath Chauhan, Maa Ka Naam Suhasini Chauhan. Gaon Mandwa. Umar 36…” a line that gives me goosebumps even today! May you continue to win hearts across the globe, Amit ji. #DadaSahebPhalkeAward”,” Sachin tweeted.

On Tuesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had announced on Twitter the news of Bachchan being selected for the award. “The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for #DadaSahabPhalke award. The entire country and the international community is happy. My heartiest congratulations to him,” Javadekar had tweeted.

Bachchan, 76, who has been a part of Indian cinema for over four decades, was awarded the Padma Vibhushan – the country’s second-highest civilian honour – in 2015.

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