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Dec 22, 2009 at 08:20pm IST

AMU to confer doctorate on Manmohan, Sonia

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday announced that it will confer an honorary doctorate degree on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi among other distinguished personalities.

The decision to award the D Lit (Honoris Causa) was taken on Tuesday by the university's executive council, an AMU spokesperson said.

"Besides the Prime Minister and the Congress president, the degree would also be awarded to well known painter M F Husain and retired chief justice of India and chancellor of AMU A M Ahmadi," the varsity's acting public relations officer Zeeshan Ahmad told IANS.

HONOURING EXCELLENCE: The degree would be awarded during university's convocation in Feb or March.

"The degree would be awarded during the upcoming annual convocation of the university that may take place in February or March," he added.

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