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DU honour Amitabh, Suu Kyi (The Hin
Subject: DU honour Amitabh, Suu Kyi (The Hindu, 29/1/97)
DU to honour Amitabh, Suu Kyi
The Hindu (New Delhi), 29/1/97.
NEW DELHI, Jan. 28.
Nobel laureate and Burmese political leader, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, and
super hero Amitabh Bachchan, are among the 14 former students of Delhi
University who will be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Awards at the
inaugural function of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Capital's
largest Central University.
Other old students who will be conferred the award are Urdu poet Ali
Sardar jafri; painter Anjolic Ela Menon; industrialist, Dr. Bharat Ram;
statistician, Prof. C. R. Rao., playwright Girish Karnad; veteran
Parliamentarian, Mr. Indrajit Gupta; chairperson of the Indira Gandhi
National Centre for Arts and Indologist, Ms. Kapila Vatsyayan;
parliamentarian, Ms. Meira Kumar; economist and bureaucrat, Dr. Montek
Singh Ahluwalia; former Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University, Prof. Sarup
Singh; sarod maestro Sharan Ran! Backilwal; and Kathak danseuse Shovana
The awardees were selected by a committee set up by the Executive Council
under the chairmanship of Mr. justice R. S. Pathak. Other members on the
committee were Prof. Abid Hussain and Prof. M.G.K. Menon. The awards will
be presented by the President who is also the Visitor of the University.