Mumbai: The film fraternity on Saturday hailed the government's decision to honour Sachin Tendulkar with the Bharat Ratna, calling it a fitting tribute to the cricket legend.
Celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Aamir Khan, Sridevi, Abhishek Bachchan, Anupam Kher shared their love for Sachin as he played his final test match against West Indies in the Wankhede stadium.
With the announcement that he was getting Bharat Ratna alongwith eminent scientist C N R Rao, the film stars quickly took to Twitter to congratulate Sachin.
"I just got to know that Sachin Tendulkar will get Bharat Ratna. I am very happy. Many congratulations to Sachin. I am sure that like me, it will bring happiness to all the cricket lovers," Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar, who counts herself among Sachin's admirers, tweeted.
"Congrats to Sachin Tendulkar on the Bharat Ratna! You deserve it for inspiring all of India! Want to congratulate my friend and fellow Maharashtrian, Sachin Tendulkar, on completing his last match and inspiring us over his career!," Madhuri Dixit tweeted.
Mega star Amitabh Bachchan said he would tweet later as he was busy watching Sachin in action.
"Back home! But in the middle of genius... cannot tear myself away from it... do spare me some time later... I shall return soon !!"
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan shared his love for Sachin, saying: "You excel at your gifts from God. You make it to history books, you do well in normal goodness of life, you make it to heaven. Sach you top both lists. Love you."
"Thank You Sachin for everything that you have given us, your fans. There will never be another like you. Love," Aamir Khan, who was often seen cheering for Sachin in the stadium, wrote on Facebook.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan joined his father to pay tribute to Sachin. "Thank You Sachin you have made it possible for us to say... We come from the same land as the great Sachin Tendulkar," Abhishek wrote.
Filmmaker Karan Johar simply wrote: "Bharat Ratna for Sachin... Respect... salute... Ovation... Love." Anupam Kher tweeted: "Bharat Ratna gets Sachin Tendulkar. Jai Ho."
"What a man... what a player... What an example... Thank u Sachin for just being you !! We will always miss you," Shahid tweeted.
"There never was and there never will be anyone like you! Thank You Sachin for making me a cricket fan and for starting my love affair with this game," said Preity Zinta, the co-owner of IPL team Kings XI Punjab.
"An end of an era... Thank you Sachin sir...," tweeted Priyanka Chopra.
"Cricket will never be the same anymore. The world will miss the best batsman its ever seen! Thank You Sachin," Sridevi posted.
"I do not think it as unfortunate to see you retire as I think it fortunate to have watched you play. Thank You Sachin," said Farhan Akhtar.