Hyderabad: Shah Rukh Khan, who is also known as SRK, is an actor, producer, television personality and industrialist Sanjiv Saraf will be conferred honorary doctorates by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University at its sixth convocation on December 26.
President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest.
Shahrukh Khan, referred to in the media as the “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” or “King Khan”, also described as “actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist” will be awarded the Doctor of Letters for his “outstanding services in the field of arts and culture.”
Mr Saraf, who is known for conducting the Jashn-e-rekhta festival that celebrates Urdu poetry and the website rekhta.com which has a large collection of Urdu poems, sher, nazm, prose and short stories was being awarded the honorary doctorate for “outstanding services in the field of Urdu language and culture.”
Manuu had also awarded the honorary doctorate to actor Amir Khan.