Amithabh Bachen, the Big B adds another feather to his cap

Amitab Bachan-Indiamovies 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