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Check out: Shah Rukh Khan receives doctorate from Hyderabad’s Maulana Azad University

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We had reported that Shah Rukh Khan was going to be honoured with a doctorate from Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) for his extraordinary contribution in promotion of the Urdu language and culture through his films. The convocation ceremony took place on Monday afternoon in Hyderabad.

MANUU Chancellor Zafar Sareshwala conferred Shah Rukh Khan with the degree. Shah Rukh Khan donned a suit with a graduation gown and sunglasses. In his brief acceptance speech, SRK thanked the University for the Honour. He said his parents would have been happy to see the moment especially his mother as Hyderabad was his mother's birthplace. He said that his father was a follower of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. "I heard my father also contested an election as an independent candidate and forfeited his deposit," he said.

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Shah Rukh Khan further added that his father was fluent in Urdu and Persian. "Whatever little knowledge I have about how to speak, it is because of him," he said. He further added, "I think it is a very big responsibility in the field of education and in the field of Urdu and languages. Through my work, whatever little I can do, I promise, I will make sure that I take it to the best of my capabilities."

On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in Rahul Dholakia’s film Raees which is slated to release on January 25, 2017.



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