Amitabh Bachchan honoured with doctorate in Australia

Just last week we reported that Amitabh Bachchan would be honoured with a doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). And yesterday, the ceremony took place in Brisbane Australia.

Talking about this on his blog, Bachchan said, "I am deeply honored to be a part of this celebration through their insight and co operation and I thank them profusely for it. In a sense they have elevated me to a position of respect and love. May this association fructify and prosper is all that I can possibly assume and I am capable of expressing."

Further adding on developing the relationship between India and Australia, Bachchan said, "The recognition of my contribution to Indian cinema and its effort to reach out to an international community fills me with intense pride and humility - pride for being able to be a link between Australian and Indian professionals of the film and creative industries and humility for a chance to be the medium in doing so. May this help strengthen the existing bonds between our two countries."

The doctorate which Bachchan received from QUT is the fourth doctorate awarded to the actor after those given by the De Montfort University- Leicester UK, Jhansi University and the Delhi University.