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BigB to be honoured by World Economic Forum

india Updated: Jan 30, 2009 14:07 IST

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to receive the crystal award from World Economic Forum for achieving outstanding excellence in art.

Amitabh Bachchan will receive the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award 2009 on January 31 at a glittering ceremony at Davos, Switzer land, along with Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam dancer Mallika Sarabhai for outstanding excellence in the field of culture and having used art to reach out to other cultures.

The Crystal Award pays tribute to the decisive role of arts and culture in creation of global understanding and peace.

According to reports, after receiving the award, Amitabh will fly to New York to attend the premiere of Pink Panther 2, which stars bahu rani Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.