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ShahRukh Khan to receive Doctorate at Hyderabad

Ami Sheth | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:44 IST

The actor has received many doctorates till now and the honorary Doctorate from Urdu Varsity is an addition to his achievements and his contribution to the film industry.

The new doctorate means extra special and emotional for the superstar as it comes from Hyderabad and his mother originally hailed from that southern city.

Sources say that the star will be conferred with the highest degree award at the Maulana Azaad National Urdu University of Hyderabad, today. He will be in the city for just a day, especially to grace the ceremony. SRK is in the midst of shooting for his next film and took a day off to receive the honour.

Earlier, Aamir Khan was also conferred the honorary doctorate by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University in 2013.

President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to be the chief guest at the ceremony, which will be held within the university campus situated in Gachibowli area of Hyderabad.

First published: 26 December 2016, 5:08 IST