Amitabh Bachchan gets a doctorate

Amitabh Bachchan has become the first Indian film star ever to be awarded an honorary doctorate from a British university and be mentioned in a special motion in the British parliament .

He also receives the rare honour of back-to-back meetings with at least three leading members of Prime Minister Tony Blair's government during this visit.

"But I get no time to read. I collect the latest books and browse through them and store them for a rainy day, hoping that they shall give me company when I am confined to a chair or a bed. But I am a bad reader. I am presently content with my fathers books and his wisdom. "

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