Kolkata: RABINDRA Bharati University (RBU) in Kolkata has decided to confer honourary D.Litt on actor Amitabh Bachchan.
RBU registrar Debdatta Roy today said that the move is in recognition of Bachchan’s contribution to Indian cinema. The plan is to confer the honour on him on 25th Boishak (9 May) the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore when RBU holds its annual convocation.
“Bachchan’s name has been referred to Governor KN Tripathi, who by virtue of his chair is the chancellor of RBU. We are awaiting his formal consent,” Roy added.
In the past, RBU has conferred honourary D.Litt on actor Amol Palekar, who is known for art-house movies.