Superstar Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan thanked the AP Government for honouring them with the prestigious NTR National award for the years 2016 and 2014 respectively. The awards were announced as part of the Nandi awards earlier today by the Andhra Pradesh state government.
While Rajinikanth thanked the jury for bestowing the honour on him, Kamal Haasan took to Twitter saying, “Congratulations, Superstar.Rajinikanth for the NTR National award in 2016. Thank you Andhra for honouring me also, yet again. I am indebted to your continued support, which started early in my career. Kruthagnyathalu.”
Among other biggies who were conferred with prestigious awards, Chiranjeevi won the Raghupathi Venkaiah award for his contribution to cinema. “I’m happy to receive the prestigious Raghupathi Venkayya Award 2016. I thank the Andhra Pradesh government and the jury for establishing and honoring talents in the memory of such a legendary person. My best wishes to all the winners,” Chiranjeevi said.