On receiving the 11th gollapudi srinivas memorial national award as the best director for his mind-blowing movie Taare Zameen Par, Aamir shed tears saying , "I wish my motherwas alive to see the film. She would have been the first person in this world ti be happy". Aamir donated the prize money of Rs.1.5 lakh to the MGR film Institue, taramani, to provide dedicated and talented young film-makers. The veteran director Mr.K.Balachander praised Aamir for giving a stunning movie and said that even he was not able to produce a movie like his. Prestigious Aamir received the award from the veteran director, K.Balachander.