Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with the top French civilian award, "Knight of the Legion of Honor" (National Order of the Legion of Honour) on Tuesday in Mumbai.
Khan has joined the league with past recipients that includes Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, 'Nightingale of India' Lata Mangeshkar and late director Satyajit Ray.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius conferred the medal on Khan during an event held at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Khan received the award for his outstanding contribution to the cultural diversity across the world.
"The French people hail Shah Rukh Khan's talent and generosity, which arouse the enthusiasm of a vast audience across the world, transcending cultural and historical differences and bringing together people from all walks of life to his films," Fabius said at the event.
An extremely overwhelmed Khan took to Twitter to thank his fans and the Indian film industry for making him a star.
"Moms b'day & Knight of the Legion of Honour. If she was alive apart from being extremely old she would be very happy. Thx all that is French," SRK tweeted.
"Thank u France & His Excellency President Hollande & Mr. Laurent (fabulous) Fabius for the honour. Thx my India."
"Mommy would have been so proud. & the Indian Film Industry, Thanx for taking a nobody & making his dreams come true."
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Truman. Thx all for making me the face."
"Legion of France" is Khan's second French honour. In 2007, he was honoured with "Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters" for his contribution in the field of arts. Apart from SRK, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and director Anurag Kashyup were also conferred with the award in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
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