Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan has added yet another feather to his cap as he recently honored with a doctorate degree by Odisha’s Centurion University of Technology and Management for his contribution to cinema.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presented the doctorate degree (honoris causa) to Haasan at a special function here.
Kamal Haasan honoured with doctorate degree
“Haasan is a legend who has served the nation throughout his life through art, cinema and humanitarian works. He has made many new experiments in cinema. His silent movie ‘Pushpak’ has been hailed as an all time great in the world of cinema,” said the Chief Minister.
“I am informed that he has turned his fan club into an organisation for humanitarian activities. This speaks volumes about his commitment for human values. I wish him success in all his endeavours,” said Patnaik.
Speaking to media after the event, Haasan said, “I am very honored to get an honorary degree which is being given for the first time from the university. I think Odisha is a model state from which we are trying to learn many things in order to develop Tamil Nadu. I thank Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for taking out his time to honor me and my relatively new Makkal Needhi Maiam party.”
Kamal Haasan started his career as a child artist in the 1960 Tamil language film Kalathur Kannamma for which he won the President’s Gold Medal. Since then, he has acted in more than 200 films.