Mysuru: The Mysuru university has announced an honorary doctorate to power star late Puneeth Rajkumar.
Announcing this to Puneeth, university Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor G. Hemanth Kumar said that it is a gift to Puneeth Rajkumar on his birthday posthumously. He said that Puneeth’s spouse agreed to receive the doctorate.
On March 22, State Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot will confer the honorary doctorate to the late star, said VC.
The university also distributed honorary doctorate to Puneeth’s father, matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar.
On Saturday March 12, VC visited Puneeth Rajkumar’s house at Sadashiva Nagara in Bengaluru and invited them to attend the convocation ceremony. “When Puneet was alive, few personalities requested him to accept an honorary doctorate but Puneet denied politely,” said Ashwini, wife of the late star.