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Mumbai University confers levels on Zakir Hussain, industrialist Shashikant Garware

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Mumbai University conferred an honourary LLD (Doctor of Law) diploma on world-renowned percussionist and tabla participant Ustad Zakir Hussain on Thursday. Industrialist Shashikant Garware, too, was awarded an honourary D.Litt. (Doctor of Literature) diploma in the identical ceremony.

“Receiving the honourary degree from the country’s oldest university is a great honour for me,” stated Hussain.

The particular convocation ceremony was held at Cowasji Jehangir Convocation Hall at Mumbai University’s Fort campus. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari conferred the diploma on Hussain, however Garware couldn’t attend the occasion as a result of in poor health well being. His daughter accepted the award on his behalf.

Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant, who was additionally current, introduced the opening date of the Dinanath Mangeshkar Music Academy. “We aim to start the academy on the birth anniversary of Lata Mangeshkar on September 28,” he stated.

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He added that the state authorities helps the formation of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Research Centre in Social Justice on the college.

The Indian Express has reported how the centre’s formation has been delayed for greater than two years.