Yesterday, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was received ANR (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) National Award 2014, in Hyderabad. Big B got this award for his decades of dedication to Bollywood by Akkineni International Foundation. This foundation was founded by ANR to the help for disabled people and funds for necessitous students.
In the presence of Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, the award was given Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.
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Amitabh Bachchan’s Words in ANR Award Function
"It is privileged to be part of this industry. It is stalwarts like ANR who has given the film industry dignity, respectability and grace. Because of people like him that the industry survives," Big B said in his acceptance speech.Actor Akkineni Nagarhjun, son of late actor Nageswara Rao thanked to Amitabh for receiving the ANR award.
"It is a moment of great pride for entire Akkineni family. By accepting the award Amitji has given the award its fullest recognition and made it even more precious. Amitji's graciousness has brought tremendous motivational significance, both symbolic and high degree of prestige for the Award," Nagarjuna said.The ANR award was started in the year of 2005; Dev Anand, Lata Mangeshkar, Shabana Azmi, Anjali Devi, Shyam Benegal, Vyjayanatimala Bali, K. Balachander and Hema Malini were the previous awardees.
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