Celebrated actor Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the third
Hridaynath Mangeshkar award for his contribution to the film industry
at an event in Mumbai on Saturday.
Film-maker Subhash Ghai gave away the award to the superstar after
melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, who was initially supposed to present
the award to Big B, could not make it to the event due to ill health.
“I got everything in life from Mumbai, my success, my stardom, my
wife, my children and now even grandchildren. I am truly proud to be a
Mumbaikar as the city has given me the most,” Big B said after
receiving the award.
The actor was all praise for Lata at the ceremony and even promised to
speak in her mother tongue (Marathi) the next time around.
“Lata ji has been exceptionally kind to us even in the past when she
sang for Jaya. Sadly, she couldn’t make it to today’s function due to
her illness.I am truly honoured by this award,” said Big B.
The award function was followed by a concert called Hridayotsava 71
which was a musical tribute to Amitabh Bachchan and Latha Mangeshkar.
Some of the best old hit numbers were sung by singers Shaan, Sunidhi