Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will receive honorary doctorate at the sixth convocation of Maulana Azad National Urdu University on Monday. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will award him the degree; however, some people arent happy with this decision.
University said that 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.
The decision has created controversy, as Maulana Mufti Mohammed Nadeemuddin Siddiqui, spokesman of the All India Association of Imams of Masjid, criticised the university and questioned why it is giving Honoris Causa to a person belonging to the film industry and associated with dance and music, India Today reported.
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad has earlier also awarded an honorary doctorate to actor Aamir Khan. SRK also received Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in October 2015.
Source = Business Recorder
Author = Asfia Afzal