Entertainment Live: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was today conferred honorary doctorate by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University there in India for contribution towards promotion of Urdu culture.
Chancellor Zafar Sareshwala conferred the ‘honours causa’ (doctor of letters) on Khan and Rekhta Foundation founder Sanjiv Saraf at the sixth convocation of the university, for their contribution to the promotion of Urdu language and culture, according to Indian Express.
Expressing happiness on being conferred the honorary doctorate, Khan said the honour would make his (late) father happy as he was a freedom fighter and held Maulana Azad and also education in high esteem.
The university was established here in 1998. About 2,885 graduates and post-graduates and 276 MPhil and PhD scholars from various disciplines in regular courses have been awarded degrees. Besides, 44,235 graduates and post graduates from distance mode of learning have also been given degrees in absentia, a press release issued on the occasion said.