RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat presented the Vishesh Puraskar, part of the Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards given to eminent personalities in various fields, to the 52-year-old actor whose wrestling saga was one of the biggest hits of 2016.

Everyone knows how Bollywood actor Aamir Khan refrains from going to any award functions, in fact, even this year’s National Award was not given to him because he does not turn up for such events. But the actor turned up for this award function and that too after 16 years! Do you know who made this change possible?

Aamir receives the award from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. PTI

It was none other than the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, who invited the actor to the show. Since he holds immense respect for her, he chose not to decline the invite.

"Today wherever I am, the credit goes to all the writers who have written my films. I am here because of the directors and writers for the wonderful work they've done. I thank all of them," Aamir said after receiving the award. The actor was even seen wiping a tear from his eyes on receiving the award. Director Nitesh Tiwari, who was also present at the event, thanked the audience for making the film a huge hit.