The 72-year-old took to Twitter and his blog to share a photograph of him receiving a memento and a shawl from Patel.

"The Gujarat Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel fills me with commendations for my contribution towards Gujarat Tourism," he posted on his blog

"Her daughter and son-in-law introduce me to some of the path-breaking work that they are involved in, socially...and my readiness in not just acknowledging it but volunteering to become a part of this many faceted work towards humanity," he added.

Big B is seen endorsing the vibrant state through 'Khusboo Gujarat Ki' television campaign.

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