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Double Oscar winning music maestro, A R Rahman was conferred an honorary doctorate by the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on June 7 for his contribution to the fields of Art and Music.
Rahman was honoured along with noted Urdu scholar Gopi Chand Narang at the 59th convocation of the historic institution.
Rahman joins a select group of eminent personalities like former presidents Zakir Hussain and A P J Abdul Kalam and freedom fighter Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, who are among the earlier recipients of the award.
In his acceptance speech, Rahman urged the young people to continue learning and to participate with him in building a strong, harmonious India and world.