Javed Akhtar got an honorary degree from SOAS, University of London, on September 7, 2023.
He was recognized for his contributions to Indian cinema and literature and his dedication to social justice.
Akhtar is well-known for his work as a lyricist, poet, and screenwriter in Hindi cinema.
He has written many famous songs and successful films. Besides his involvement in the film industry, Akhtar actively advocates for social justice.
He criticizes communalism and intolerance and speaks out against the mistreatment of women and minorities.
He is also a member of various human rights organizations.
Akhtar is honored to receive an honorary Doctor of Literature degree.
It recognizes his talent and commitment to making a difference. In his acceptance speech, Akhtar expressed gratitude for the award.
He pledged to keep fighting for social justice and using his voice to speak against injustice.
This award reminds us of the power of art and literature in promoting social change.
It also reminds artists and writers of their responsibility to use their work for the betterment of the world.
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