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Mumbai, December 14: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar says being honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, was an emotional moment for him. The 93-year-old thespian was presented the Padma Vibhushan by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the actor's residence in suburban Bandra in the presence of his wife Saira Bano. "Overwhelmed today by the gesture of home minister @BJPRajnathSingh who flew to Mumbai specially to present me with the #PadmaVibhushan. Tearful moment when the award was in my hands. How happy and proud my family was. Indeed Allah's mercy and blessing," Kumar posted on Twitter.he announcement to honour Bollywood veterans Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and a few others with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award was made by the government on the eve of Republic Day on January 25, 2015. Kumar, due to ill-health, could not attend the special function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in April when other Padma awardees were honoured by President Pranab Mukherjee.
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