Amitabh Bachchan now holds all three Padma Awards



Today two of the living legends of Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan, were felicitated with Padma Vibhushan awards, the second highest civilian honour of India.

Dilip Kumar, who is unwell these days, could not attend the award ceremony but Amitabh Bachchan was there and looked dapper in a black bandgala. Even his son Abhishek Bachchan and maternal grandson Agastya Nanda were wearing black bandgala, and came across as the close-knit family that they are.

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Also present from the Bachchan family were his wife Jaya Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and daughter Shweta Nanda with husband Nikhil Nanda.

The megastar had tweeted about the ceremony a day before, after he attended the rehearsals.
One thing to be noted is that Amitabh Bachchan now holds all three Padma Awards, Padma Shri (1984), Padma Bhushan (2001), and now Padma Vibhushan. He is only the third Indian actor to have been conferred with all three Padma Awards, the first two being Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Zohra Sehgal.

Image courtesy All India Radio News
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