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Salman Khan receives Global Diversity Award

Press Trust of India  |  London 

superstar has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2017 in the British House.

The actor was honoured for his contribution to the Indian as an actor, producer, television personality, singer and philanthropist.

Presenting the award, Keith Vaz, the longest serving Indian-origin MP in Parliament, said, "is a role model and a hero to millions of people worldwide.

"Besides his Indian cinema success, Salman is a well- known philanthropist and his 'Being Human' has done life changing work supporting the underprivileged in It is a tremendous honour to present him with the award. I am proud that young Asians worldwide have role models like "

Calling the award a tremendous honour, Salman said, "My father would never have believed that I would make it here. I would like to thank the fans for the respect that they have shown me.

"Although I have received many film awards, this is the first I have received personally so I am incredibly humbled.

Previous recipients of the award include megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor Aishwarya Rai, Chinese action icon Jackie Chan, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, American Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 10:28 IST