Actor Shah Rukh Khan has always lent his support to social causes that he has believed in. And this time, he has been awarded for the same. The actor has been honoured by the 24th Annual Crystal Awards for his humanitarian work.

At the World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting in Davos, he will be honoured alongside Hollywood biggies like director Cate Blanchett and musician Sir Elton John.

As reported by WeForum, the actor is the founder of the non-profit Meer Foundation. The Foundation provides support to female acid attack victims and provides medical treatment, legal aid and vocational training along with rehabilitation and livelihood support. Said SRK, “With victims of acid attacks I have had the privilege to witness the unparalleled courage and compassion that women are capable of. I have seen the transformative strength of goodness and the healing power of gentleness.” (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan clicked shooting for ‘Zero’. Pics Inside)

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On discovering that he will be honoured for his social work, the actor thanked with a tweet by writing, “Thank u for this honour. I consider my work with these heroic & beautiful women a great privilege as it imparts dignity & purpose to my life. I hope to spread awareness of the unparalleled heroism of these ladies & reach out to others in order to carry this work to its conclusion”