Superstar Rajinikanth Conferred With Dada Saheb Phalke Award, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweets Immense Joy

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Superstar Rajinikanth will be bestowed with the Dada Saheb Phalke award, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Thursday.

“India every year gives Dada Saheb Phalke award to a film personality. This year this selection has been made by a jury comprising Asha Bhonsle, Mohanlal, Biswajit Chatterjee, Shankar Mahadevan and Subhash Ghai.

“They unanimously recommended that superstar Rajinikanth be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke award and we accepted it,” he said. The award is for the year 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in his reaction as he wrote, ‘Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality…that’s Rajinikanth for you. It’s a matter of immense joy that Thalaiva has been conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him.

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