Bollywood star Aamir Khan has drawn lots of appreciation for the philanthropist in him. Now the actor is featured on the cover of Time magazine's September issue.
Aamir's photo graced the cover page of the US-based magazine with a caption that read "Khan's Quest" and below it saying "He's breaking the Bollywood mould by tackling India's social evils. Can one actor change a nation?"
Aamir is the third actor to be featured on Time's cover after Praveen Bhabi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Other Indians featured on the cover of the popular publication include Mahatma Gandhi, Sania Mirza, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, and Sachin Tendulkar.
His TV talk show "Satyamev Jayate" has taken up prevailing social problems in society in a bid to draw government's attention. His efforts have borne fruits with concerned authorities now starting to look into such issues.
Aamir racked up many achievements just days after kicking-off his talk show. On one of the episodes, Aamir talked about the irregularities in the country's healthcare system and pointed out the unethical practices by some doctors who would fleece the patients on the pretext of giving treatments.
Following the episode, the Maharashtra Government announced the initiative to make generic medicines available in government hospitals and the setting up of government-aided medical stores across the state.
The actor was also invited to Rajya Sabha by the Parliamentary Standing-Committee to share the findings by his creative team on the ailing healthcare industry and to give input about permitting FDI in retail.
He also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister for Justice and Empowerment Mukul Roy on the issue of manual scavenging, while seeking to abolish the practice in the country. He also raised concerns on the unfair treatment given to the workers, who till today are considered as untouchables.