Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honored with the prestigious ‘Global Diversity Award 2013’. this event took place at the State room of Britain’s House Of Commons.
As per sources, an ornately sculpted glass award was handed over by the speaker of the house Rt. Hon John Bercow MP,who said, “You have been a role model and Amitabh you deserve the award. Amitabh Bachchan first gained popularity in the early 1970’s as the ‘Angry Young Man’ of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Amitabh Bachchan is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. He is a Global patron for the diabetes charity Silver Star and last year was presented with a Mobile Diabetes Unit for his home city Mumbai named ‘Amitabh’ in his honour”.
Amitabh Bachchan who was quite overwhelmed on receiving the award said, “I have been extremely overwhelmed by the love and affection of the people of Great Britain. My father taught English in Allahabad University and in 1952 he was the first Indian to get a Doctorate in English Language at the Cambridge. He completed his Doctorate in two years instead of the normal 4 years.” Referring to Bollywood, he said, “There are very few institutions which can boast of such unity as the Film industry.”
Mr. Bachchan was praised by Hollywood actor Hugh Grant too.