If after reading the headline you are thinking, we are misleading you, let us make this clear- we are not. As a matter of fact, we are as shocked as you. Saint (or so he likes to call himself), Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was felicitated with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundations’ Award for his movie ‘Messenger of God’.

Apparently, the people giving away the award thought that his movie did ‘extraordinary work in reforming the society’.

If you are still reeling from the shock, here is the proof that this actually happened.

So you get an award and you teach people about what you believe. Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s task on the world, ACCOMPLISHED.

Obviously, all hell broke loose on Twitter and many took to the micro-blogging site to express their discern, shock, sadness and what not.

Have a look:

You can go ahead and tell this to your friends. This is for real.