Manmohan Singh becomes 'doctor'
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Saturday awarded an honorary doctorate of letters (D Litt) by Benaras Hindu University, the latest in the many academic honours conferred on him in his long public career.
BHU Chancellor Dr Karan Singh presented the degree to the Prime Minister in recognition of his contributions to the Indian society at the university's 90th convocation ceremony in this Hindu holy city.
The university also conferred honorary D Litt degrees on well-known painter Satish Gujral and historian Irfan Habib on this occasion.
In the convocation, 29 medals, 179 PhDs, 2,023 Post Graduate and 4,252 Bachelor degrees were distributed.