Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended his warm greetings to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on his 74th birthday, saying his versatility and humility has many admirers.
"Dear @SrBachchan, wishing you a very happy birthday. Your versatility & humility has many admirers. Praying for your long & healthy life," the PM tweeted.
Union ministers like Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu, and Bachchan's admirers from the film industry and the sports world took to Twitter to wish their favourite birthday.
"Birthday wishes to Shri Amitabhji @SrBachchan who is one of the finest actors of our country. May he be blessed with good health & long life." Singh tweeted.
"Greetings to @SrBachchan on his birthday. May he be blessed with long life with good health," wrote Naidu.
Actor Arjun Rampal, who shared screen space with Bachchan in "Aankhein", tweeted, "Happy birthday @SrBachchan thank you for being such an inspiration, for setting such high standards. Love you always #thelegend."
"There are heroes & then there are Legends!! Happy birthday legend @SrBachchan," tweeted choreographer-director Farah Khan.
While Bachchan's "Shamitabh" co-star posted, "@SrBachchan many many happy returns of the day sir:)."
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, known for his dry humour, wished Bachchan in this manner, "I celebrate today when planets conspired to get Sri Harivansh Rai n Sri Teji ji's joint venture to give rise to phenomenon of @SrBachchan."
"To the LEGEND... The best who is an inspiration to every generation!!!! Happy birthday Amit uncle @SrBachchan... You are the BEST!!" wrote filmmaker Karan Johar.
"Many happy returns of the day to a legend !a gentleman ! and one of the most humble human being I've ever met God bless you mr @SrBachchan," wrote criketer Yuvraj Singh.