Shah Rukh Khan is the uncontested king of Bollywood and a global superstar, whose charm is not only infectious but extremely hard to resist. On days when Bollywood’s Baadshah is not busy teaching Virat Kohli how to impress Anushka Sharma, or sweeping people off their feet with his amazing movies; SRK ensures that he leaves no stone unturned in bringing about a positive change and doing his bit for the society.
And while our hearts have always beamed with pride for Khan who has always contributed to the society, the World Economic Forum (WEF) too acknowledged the same by rewarding Khan with the 24th Crystal Award yesterday. He received the award for “his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India.”
Honoured to receive the @wef’s 24th Crystal Award, together with @eltonofficial and Cate Blanchett. My fan moment!!
Watch the #crystalawards via https://t.co/rILPgHRgtL at the #wef18 meeting in Davos.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 22, 2018
Khan needs no introduction. He is a great actor who has been ruling people’s hearts with his charm, wit and humour. But, not many people know that he is also a philanthropist and founder of the non-profit organization Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support.
Our excitement is already skyrocketing and touching the outer space, because the sky is too small a limit to set for Shah Rukh Khan.
In fact, Khan also created a specialized children’s hospital ward and provided support to the childcare centers with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment. WEF awarded Khan for his charitable work for the victims of acid attacks at Davos.
With this award, SRK has joined the league of Cate Blanchett and Sir Elton John, who were honoured for their philanthropy at the Davos platform as well. Blanchett received an award for her work with refugees and Sir Elton John received the award for his campaigning on HIV/AIDS.
What’s more, he thanked WEF for the award and ended his speech with ‘namaskar’ and by saying ‘Jai Hind’.
Be it touching base with the challenges present in the society to ‘fanboying’ over Cate Blanchett and asking for a selfie publicly, SRK proved to the world and the guests present at Davos why people love him so much. In fact, after asking for a selfie, he immediately said that it might leave his children embarrassed and the audience broke into laughter.
He said, “I am genuinely and deeply grateful for this honour. It is indeed a privilege to be in the company of two phenomenal and extraordinary human beings and talent, Cate Blanchett and Sir Elton John.”
While, he floored everyone at the forum and left everyone impressed with his speech; his fans back home were happy and jumping for another reason. His Instagram post where he posed with his signature open arm style.
Shah Rukh Khan shared this picture of Instagram and wrote “Switzerland main aake yeh na kiya toh kya kiya?” and we completely agree with him.
Switzerland main aake yeh na kiya toh kya kiya…?! Loving being at the Davos, now to get ready for the Crystal Award Ceremony. #DavosDiaries