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    Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan takes part in a launch event for the water conservation effort Mission Paani in Mumbai on August 27, 2019

    Twitter in Awe as Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Turns 77

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Fondly known as Big B, the veteran actor ventured into the entertainment business back in the 1970s. Four decades and nearly 200 movies later, the multi-award winning “Sadi Ka Mahanayak” (hero of the century) still holds a special place in people’s hearts.

    As Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan turned 77 on Friday, his fans from around the world have taken to social media to shower love and gratitude on the actor for being an inspiration to them and many others.

    With nearly 12,000 mentions already, # HappyBirthdayAmitabhBachchan is trending on Twitter in India.

    Fans, politicians and members of the film fraternity are sending barrels full of love and good wishes to the “Shahenshah” (emperor) of Bollywood on his birthday.

    ​Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid tribute to Amitabh with a special sand art piece.

    ​Known for systematically numbering his tweets, Big B took to Twitter and posted his tweet number 3,314 thanking people for all the wishes.

    ​The "living legend", whose movies like Sholay, Silsila, Amar Akbar Anthony, Coolie and Laawaris among the other 195 movies redefined stardom in the Hindi movie industry.

    The actor has received some of the highest civilian honors and movie awards in India including the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and conferred the highest award in cinema, Dada Saheb Phalke Award.

    Amitabh has also bagged the International Indian Film Academy Award, Filmfare and Guild awards in the Best Actor category over the long span of his career. 

    The iconic actor has also been known for his interventions in many socially relevant campaigns like the national drive against polio, plastic menace, etc.

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