Veteran poet, lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate in Urdu Literature by the Maulana Azaad National Urdu University (MANUU) on Saturday, March 3 in Hyderabad. Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development presented the citation to Gulzar at the fourth convocation of the university. The university also conferred honorary doctorates Justice AH Ahmadi, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of India; Sukhdev Thorat, Chairman, Indian Council for Social Science and Research, and Mohammad Shamim Jairajpuri – former Vice-Chancellor of the university.
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