Shah Rukh Khan receives doctorate from Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad

FP Staff

Dec 26, 2016 13:59:01 IST

Shah Rukh Khan received an honorary doctorate at the sixth convocation of Maulana Azad National Urdu University on Monday in Hyderabad.

The University said Shah Rukh Khan and founder of Rekhta Foundation Rajiv Saraf will be given honorary doctorates for their extraordinary contribution in the promotion of Urdu language and culture.

Shah Rukh Khan receives doctorate from Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad

Shah Rukh Khan in Hyderabad. Image from ANI's twitter account.

About 2,885 graduates and post graduates and 276 M. Phil and Ph.D from various disciplines in regular courses will be awarded degrees.

According to university officials, 44,235 graduates and post graduates from the distance mode would also be given degrees in absentia.

Telangana Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali, and Vice Chancellor Zafar Younus Sareshwala will be present on the occasion.

Watch his acceptance speech here:

(With Inputs from IANS)

Updated Date: Dec 26, 2016 13:59:01 IST