Amer, 52, was due to attend the event but was unable to attend due to illness.
"We wanted to attend today, but recently, after testing, I was diagnosed with H1N1, swine flu. I was asked to rest, and I can not go out and attend any public events," Amer said in the video message. Attendance so as not to infect others. "
His wife, Kieran, was a co-founder of the Banny Foundation, sitting next to him in the video.
A source close to Amer, "Kieran picked up the infection of Amer, and as a result of the virus, were unable to attend the most important day for the Foundation Builder, the time of awards."
The actor Shahrukh Khan attended the awarding events on behalf of Amer.
"I asked my friend Shahrukh Khan to attend the events on my behalf, and I have accepted that," Amer said.