Big B receives Maharashtrian of the Year Award

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is elated to have received the Maharashtrian of the Year` Award.

"And today among all the thoughts another award – The Maharashtrian of the Year, the `Maanbindu`, for me from the President of India," Bachchan wrote on Twitter.

"Have spent 3/4th of my life, 42 years in my 70, in this city and state…all that I have today has come to me from Mumbai," he said.

While Bachchan was conferred with Lokmat Maanbindu Award yesterday veteran actor Dilip Kumar was honoured with the Lokmat Jeevan Gaurav Award.

Bachchan has earlier said that he wishes to produce quality films in Marathi through his production house AB Corp and has produced the much acclaimed `Vihir`.

Big B also got emotional as it was his mother Teji Bachchan`s death anniversary yesterday. She died of prolonged illness at the of 93, in December 2007.

"I am late but not without cause and reason?I live with my Mother today, her death anniversary… a strong, loving, encouraging Ma. Her spirit of never giving up against all odds, her compassion in times of defeat in us, but her confidence of all being well.. amazing," Bachchan said.

"She lost her own mother when she was a few weeks old, but never failed in giving us what a mother meant. In thoughts with my Mother, in her teachings and love, in her strength of character and compassion, understanding and encouragement," he said.