Javed Akhtar Wins Prestigious Richard Dawkins Award, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya And Shabana Azmi Are Proud

The nation woke up today to the incredible news of Bollywood legend, Javed Akhtar receiving the distinguished Richard Dawkins award. Check out how his family congratulated him!

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Javed Akhtar Wins Prestigious Richard Dawkins Award, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya And Shabana Azmi Are Proud

No bigger recognition of Indian talent can be considered than the gem of Indian cinema, poet, lyricist and writer, Javed Akhtar receiving the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. Javed Akhtar, by this recognition of his talents, has shown a new face of Indian artistic inclination to the whole world! As soon as the news of the same came out, the whole Bollywood fraternity started sending good wishes and congratulatory messages to the legend. Scroll down what his family, his son, Farhan Akhtar, his daughter, Zoya Akhtar and his wife, Shabana Azmi have to say about the same! (Recommended Read: Sara Ali Khan's 'Bua', Soha Ai Khan Feels Proud Of Her, Says She Is Being Herself And Is Confident)

Javed Akhtar is the first Indian ever to have won the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award! And his loving family, including his wife and kids, are immensely happy and proud of him, which is clearly evident from their social media posts they've shared. Scroll down to know how Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and Shabana Azmi congratulated Javed Akhtar on winning the distinguished award!

Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar is beaming with proud for the recognition his abba, Javed Akhtar has received on a global level. To celebrate the same, Farhan took to his Instagram handle to post a picture of his father and wrote a congratulatory message for him in the caption. His note can be read as "Congratulations pa.. for being the first Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins Award for critical thinking and advancing humanist values. You absolutely and unequivocally deserve it. So so proud." 

Javed Akhtar

Not only him but his sister and Javed Akhtar's daughter, ace filmmaker, Zoya Akhtar also lauded her father in her Instagram post. Her message, along with a picture of Javed ji can be read as "So my dad just won the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for Critical Thinking and advancing Humanist Values. He is the only Indian to have done so. Previous recipients include Bill Maher, Stephen Fry, Ricky Gervais and Christopher Hitchens. Super excited for him." She also posted a clipping of the news on her Instagram stories.

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar's significant half, the evergreen beauty, Shabana Azmi also posted a heartfelt wish for Javed ji, on this special day. She took to her Instagram handle, shared a picture of Javed ji and wrote, "Congratulations Javed Akhtar for unanimously winning the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking and advancing humanist values -the only Indian to have won it to date. Previous recipients include Bill Maher and Christopher Hitchens. It doesn't get bigger than this." (Also Read: Shehnaaz Gill Flirts With Sidharth Shukla On His Latest Pic, Calls Him Smokin Hot With Killer Eyes)

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar and his ex-wife, Honey Irani’s children, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar share a great camaraderie with their step-mom, Shabana Azmi, which reflects the good values they’ve imbibed from their mother. A while back, Shabana Azmi had posted a collage of a throwback picture of her husband, Javed Akhtar from his youth and his son, Farhan’s recent photograph. That's when it had struck us that the father-son duo also shares a striking resemblance with each other not only in terms of talents, but looks as well. Shabana Azmi had captioned her post as “Peas in a pod.” To her post, Zoya had commented with a couple of heart emojis. (You May Also Like: Saif Ali Khan Responds To Cop Telling Him Not To Bring Taimur Ali Khan Out Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic)

Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar

The whole nation is extremely proud of Javed ji for his incredible achievement, and we wish him congratulations for the same!

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