New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated veteran actor Shashi Kapoor on being presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
"It was wonderful seeing the versatile & much admired Shashi Kapoor ji being presented the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him," the Prime Minister said.
The award was conferred upon Shashi Kapoor earlier in the day by Arun Jaitley, Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Finance, in Mumbai.
The veteran actor filmmaker received the prestigious award in the presence of his family members and several other Bollywood celebrities.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley presented the award to Mr Kapoor for his brilliant contribution to the Indian cinema. Shashi Kapoor is the third member of his acclaimed Kapoor family to have received this highest honour in Indian Cinema.