Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan, who is known for avoiding film awards finally broke the rule on Monday night and attended an award function where he was honoured with the Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar Award.

He received the special award given to the city’s eminent personalities in various fields from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Aamir gave all the credit for this honour to his team of writers and directors.

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Aamir Khan receiving award from RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the Dinanath Mangeshkar 75th death anniversary in Mumbai on Monday. PTI Photo 

"This is a huge honor for me, director Nitesh Tiwari and the entire team of 'Dangal'. I am very thankful to Lata Mangeshkar and Deenanath Mangeshkar Trust and entire Mangeshkar family," said the actor.

"A film gets its birth from its writer. This film has garnered so much love and support all over India, and its because of Tiwari. He wrote the script of this film and made a brilliant movie out of it. 

"Whatever I achieved today in the film Industry is all because of writers and directors who have given me opportunity to be a part of their films and work with them," he added on Monday while attending 75th Master Deenanath Mangeshkar awards in Mumbai.

Aamir also received Vishesh Puraskar award along with Vyjanthimala and Former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev.

The event was organised by Master Dinanath Smruti Pratishthan and Hridayesh Arts.

On work front, Aamir Khan will soon be seen in Vijay Krishna Acharya's "Thugs of Hindostan" along with Amitabh Bachchan.

(With IANS inputs)