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Rare moment: When Aishwarya Rai met Nelson Mandela

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Former Beauty Queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had the honour of meeting South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela in 1994,during the Miss World pageant,which was held at South Africa that year. "And what more could one ask for than an audience with President Mandela himself,a man deservedly admired and respected the world over for his contributions towards humanity." wrote Aishwarya in a special article about her Miss World experience for Non-profit organization,Beauty With a Purpose.

Ahead: Rare pics of Nelson Mandela with celebs. (Image courtesy: Facebook)