New Delhi: As congratulatory messages poured successful each done Thursday aft it was announced that helium would beryllium honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, superstar Rajinikanth took to Twitter to convey acknowledgment and gratitude. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the authorities of India, arsenic good arsenic respective others including Raj Bahadur, the autobus operator who would pass him of acting auditions during his days arsenic a autobus conductor.
"For discovering my acting accomplishment and for encouraging me, my person Raj Bahadur," helium wrote successful a peculiar missive helium posted connected Twitter.
Rajinikanth besides thanked his member Sathyanarayana Rao Gaekwad for "making each the sacrifices that helium did to marque maine an actor, adjacent erstwhile wrought by poverty".
The histrion made his acting debut with filmmaker K. Balachander`s "Apoorva Raagangal" successful 1975. In his letter, the superstar thanked Balachander, his "guru" for teaching him the creation of acting and honing his skills.
Rajinikanth besides thanked his well-wishers including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, person of the Opposition MK Stalin, his person and workfellow Kamal Haasan, and each different leaders.
He besides expressed gratitude to directors, producers and technicians, media, stunt master, theatre owners and everyone who has helped him.
Earlier successful the day, Prime Minister Modi had congratulated Rajinikanth by writing: "Popular crossed generations, a assemblage of enactment fewer tin boast of, divers roles and an endearing personality...that`s Shri @rajinikanth Ji for you. It is simply a substance of immense joyousness that Thalaiva has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him."
The histrion responded to PM Modi`s tweet saying: "Immensely humbled and honoured with your greetings and the astir prestigious #DadasahebPhalkeAward grant respected and dearest Shri @narendramodi ji. My heartfelt acknowledgment to you and the authorities of india."
Rajinikanth ended the missive with "Jai Hind" and the slogan, unrecorded and fto live.