Rajinikanth dedicates Dadasaheb Phalke Award to fans and his gurus

Rajinikanth was conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award by the government on April 1.
Written By Chaiitanya Rao | Updated: April 01, 2021 18:12 IST
Rajinikanth dedicates Dadasaheb Phalke Award to fans and his gurus

Superstar Rajinikanth is one of the greatest actors in the Indian film industry now. On April 1, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar met the press and announced that Rajinikanth will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year for his contibution to cinema. Soon after the award was announced, Prime Minister Narendra odi took to Twitter to congratulate the Darbar actor. He wrote, "Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality...that’s Shri @rajinikanth Ji for you. It is a matter of immense joy that Thalaiva has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him. (sic)."

Rajinikanth thanked the government and wrote, "My heartfelt thanks to the government of india, respected & dearest @narendramodi ji, @PrakashJavdekar ji and the jury for conferring upon me the prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward I sincerely dedicate it to all those who have been a part of my journey. Thanks to the almighty (sic)." He also thanked his guru K Balachander, friend Raj Bahadur, elder brother Satyanarayana Rao Gakeward for their support. He also thanked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi K Palaniswami, Deputy CM O Panneer Selvam, DMK leader Stalin and his dear friend Kamal Haasan for their wishes.