Crystal Award for Amitabh

Davos: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in Davos for his contribution to the world of cinema along with another Indian artist — Mallika Sarabhai — a Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam danseuse.

Bachchan and Sarabhai will join the league of famed U.S. cellist Yo-Yo Ma and British actress Emma Thompson.

“I have no idea there is so much visibility to Indian cinema in other parts of the world. Just so amazing ... This recognition, this attention, this awareness to our world and our craft. So overwhelming,” Bachchan wrote from Davos.

Other Indian names related with the award are veteran actress Shabana Azmi, Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and sitar exponent Pandit Ravi Shankar. — PTI

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