The Kazi Nazrul University in West Bengal’s West Burdwan district has decided to confer an honorary DLitt on veteran actor Sharmila Tagore.
The university is holding its third convocation on its campus on May 26.
Sharmila Tagore, however, has said she won’t be able to attend the ceremony on May 26, according to a PTI report.
Vice-Chancellor Sadhan Chakraborty said the 73-year-old would be handed over the honour — a citation, a scroll and a memento — on a later date at a place of her convenience.
Kazi Nazrul University is scheduled to confer an honorary D Litt on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the convocation event on May 26. It will also honour renowned physicist S M Yusuf of the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre with honorary DSc on the occasion.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be the chief guest at the convocation and West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will deliver the address as the university chancellor.
West Bengal Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee will be the guest of honour.
The dignitaries would be present during the first half of the convocation event to be held from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm.
Kazi Nazrul University, established under the West Bengal Act XIX of 2012, will be awarding PG citations and medals to over 450 students from four streams of Arts, Science, Commerce and Law.