Bangalore University to award doctorates to Krishna, G R Vishwanath

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BANGALORE: Former Karnataka chief minister and Union external affairs minister SM Krishna will get an honorary doctorate along with six others from Bangalore University.

Former Indian cricketer GR Vishwanath, space scientist UR Rao, playback singer BK Sumithra, chief commissioner (income tax, Karnataka and Goa) K Satyanarayana, Siddaganga mutt pontiff Shivakumara Swamiji and Sanskrit writer Vanita Ramaswamy are the others chosen for the honour.

The honorary doctorates will be presented during the 48th annual convocation to be held at 11am on July 18 at Jnanajyothi Sabhangana, Central College.

The syndicate, the highest decision making body of the varsity, on Friday decided to honour eight eminent people this time for contributions in their sphere of activity. However, the eighth person, litterateur Devanur Mahadeva, has declined to accept the varsity honour.

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