Actress Aishwarya Rai Bhachchan who was honoured with Teachers people Achiever Award here Saturday, dedicated it to her father Krishnaraj Rai.
"Mine was people’s choice award and that’s always special for me. It really reflects what I always said, that my greatest strength and inspiring force has been the audience, my fans world over, that’s what makes it particularly special," Rai told reporters after receiving the award at Hotel Taj Lands End. "Today is my father’s birthday, so I dedicate this award to my dad", she added.
Actor Ranbir Kapoor received Teacher’s Achievement Award for Entertainment, Boman Irani was awarded the achiever of the decade award while actress Shabana Azmi was bestowed with the lifetime achievement award at the 10th edition of the Teacher’s Achievement Awards.
Instituted in 2001, the awards are organized by Liquor Company Beam Global Spirits and Wine, owner of the Teacher’s brand.
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