In a break from his practice of skipping film award functions, actor Aamir Khan received the Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for his film Dangal.

The award was instituted by Latha Mangeshkar and was given away by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. It is interesting that only a couple of years ago, the RSS activists slammed Aamir Khan for his intolerance quotes. On Tuesday, he received the coveted award from RSS chief.

"This is a great honour for me, film director Nitesh Tiwari and the entire team of Dangal. I am very thankful to Lata Mangeshkar and Deenanath Mangeshkar Trust and entire Mangeshkar family for the award, he said.

The last time he attended a film function was when Lagan was nominated for the best film category at the Academy Awards.