After several Bollywood celebrities congratulated legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan for prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the actor took to social media to express gratitude.

"There is a paucity of words searching a response .. for the generosity of words that pour in ..I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude ..." the veteran actor tweeted.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced that Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Scores of celebrities congratulate the actor including Abhishek Bachchan, Rajnikanth, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Huma Qureshi, and Kartik Aaryan.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday congratulated film actor Amitabh Bachchan on being selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Fadnavis also said Maharashtra saluted him for his legendary contribution towards Indian cinema.

"Many many congratulations Amitabh Bachchan ji for being selected for the prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward ! Maharashtra salutes you for your great and legendary contribution to the Indian cinema! @SrBachchan," Fadnavis tweeted.

Last seen onscreen in 'Badla', Bachchan is a recipient of four National Film Awards for his roles in 'Agneepath', 'Black', 'Paa' and 'Piku'. He made his acting debut in 1969 with 'Saat Hindustani.'

He was honoured with Padma Vibhushan - the country's second-highest civilian honour - in 2015.