New Delhi- Most popular film actor of India Amitabh Bachchan was presented the Dadasaheb Phalke award by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan . Veteran actor expressed gratitude towards government and all the jury members after being conferred with the Award.It was conferred upon late actor Vinod Khanna in 2017.Amitabh had skipped the Awards ceremony due to ill health. The award, named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke who is revered as the father of Indian cinema, was instituted in 1969.