Hyderabad (Online): Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has received a doctorate degree from the Maulana Azad National Urdu University for his services towards promotion of Urdu culture.

During a ceremony of the sixth convocation of the university, Chancellor Zafar Sareshwala conferred the ‘honorius causa’ (doctor of letters) on Khan and Rekhta Foundation founder Sanjiv Saraf over their contribution to the promotion of Urdu language and culture.

While addressing the ceremony, the Bollywood actor voiced his joy, he said this honour will make his (late) father happy as he was a freedom fighter and held Maulana Azad and also education in high esteem.

He noted, “Not sure if I deserve it but am extremely happy that you have bestowed this honour upon me. My parents would have been happier if they were alive. ”

The SRK said he will make all effort to live up to the responsibility bestowed on him.

It is pertinent to note here the university awarded a doctorate degree to Bollywood actor Amir Khan as well.

This 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.

Watch: SRK is performing during ceremony of the university.