News|April 10, 2010 12:23 am

Javed Akhtar Received Doctorate Honorary

Legendry, script-writer, poet, and lyrist, Javed Akhtar has been honored by Doctorate by the University of Pondicherry. His wife, Shabana Azmi, has been conferred the  doctorate thrice over by Leeds University in the UK in 2005, Jadavpur University in West Bengal 2003 and Jamia Milia University on Delhi in 2008.

Shabana was not able to manage to go along with him because of her fracture in leg. Another dear old friend of hers Farouq Abdullah was also given a doctorate along with Javed Akhtar. Though she wished him over phone but she missed to be in the function.

Javed who last month got inducted into the Rajya Sabha is more guarded in his enthusiasm. At the moment Javed seems to have cut down his film work to focus on various non-cinema activities.