- Kamal Haasan dedicated the award to his family, friends and fans
- Thank you friends and fans, he tweeted
- Nadigar Sangam has planned a celebration for Mr Haasan
Mr Haasan tweeted on Tuesday:
Indian scholars have received 2 Chevaliers and don't advertise it. Between humility & fame silly me chose latter. Thank you friends and fans— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 23, 2016
Of being chosen for the award, Mr Haasan said he'd like to dedicate it to his admirers and audiences.
"With motherly care, they have applauded my every little step forward. The melancholy of my parents not being alive to see this day is allied by the fact the elders and the young in my family are around to enjoy it," he said.
Meanwhile, the South Indian Artistes Association also known as Nadigar Sangam is planning a grand event to celebrate Mr Haasan's prestigious honour.
In a statement, the Sangam confirmed that an event is going will be organized to felicitate the National Award-winning actor.
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