Megastar Chiranjeevi recently expressed his heartfelt gratitude to his fans and well-wishers for their continuous love and support as he has been bestowed with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award. The Padma Awards for 2024 were declared a day before Republic Day, and Chiranjeevi was overwhelmed by the news. In a video message, he confessed, “After hearing this news, I became speechless.”
Chiranjeevi, who is being honored with his second Padma Award, conveyed his emotions, saying, “I am really overwhelmed, humbled, and grateful. It is only the unconditional love of the audience, my friends, my blood brothers, and sisters. I owe this life and moment to you. I have always tried to express my gratitude in the ways I can. But, nothing can be ever enough. On-screen, in the last 45 years of my career, I have tried to entertain you with the best of my abilities. I tried to help the needy by taking part in relevant social and humanity causes.”
The celebrated actor then extended his thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating, “I have done so little. Yet, you have given me such recognition and honor. I always remain indebted to you for your love and support. At this moment of pride, I would like to thank the government of India and our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji for bestowing on me Padma Vibhushan. Thank you. Jai Hind.”
In addition to Chiranjeevi and Vyjayanthimala, other notable figures honored with Padma Vibhushan this year include Mithun Chakraborty, singer Usha Uthup, and composer Pyarelal Sharma, among others.
Who is Megastar Chiranjeevi?
Megastar Chiranjeevi is a renowned Indian actor and politician, primarily known for his work in Telugu cinema. With a career spanning over four decades, he has won numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the film industry.
What is Padma Vibhushan?
Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award in India, given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field. It is conferred by the President of India.
Who else was honored with Padma Vibhushan in 2024?
Aside from Chiranjeevi and Vyjayanthimala, other recipients of the Padma Vibhushan in 2024 include Mithun Chakraborty, singer Usha Uthup, and composer Pyarelal Sharma.
Chiranjeevi’s gratitude towards receiving the Padma Vibhushan award serves as a reminder of the impact and recognition of his contributions to Indian cinema. His heartfelt message reflects the humility and appreciation he holds for his audience, colleagues, and the government. The honor not only celebrates his stellar career but also showcases his commitment to social causes and humanity.
As Chiranjeevi continues to inspire and entertain audiences, his recognition with the Padma Vibhushan further cements his legacy in the Indian film industry.