The film industry had its share of joy while list of Padma award winners was announced on Republic Day eve. While Amitabh Bachchan picked up his third Padma Award, after receiving Padma Vibhushan, Big B shared his gratitude towards the Government and his fans.
He posted on facebook , “The Government of India has decorated me today with the highest Padma Award of the country, the Padma Vibhushan. I have no words to express my gratitude to the powers that be and am most humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity of the people that decide or sit on judgement on this. In the family now we have a combined list of 7 such awards of the highest national acclaim. My Father (Harivansh Rai Bachchan): Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan. Jaya: Padma Shree. Aishwarya: Padma Shree. AB: (Amitabh Bachchan) Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan [sic].”