Indian Mega Star Amitabh Bachchan is conferred with ANR National Award. Amitabh will receive this honour on Dec 27, 2014 (Saturday) at a grand gala event held at Hyderabad. Confirming the news, ANR International Foundation said in a statement that Amitabh will receive the honour for his contributions to film industry for the year 2013. ANR National Award includes cash prize of Rs 5 Lakh and a letter of appreciation.
Founded in the year 2005, ANR National Award was earlier conferred to Dev Anand, Shabana Azmi, Anjali Devi, Lata Mangeshkar, Vyjayanthimala, Balachander, Hema Malini and Shyam Benegal. This is the first ANR National Award being presented post the demise of legendary ANR earlier this year.