Mumbai: Indian actor, writer, producer, and director Ranganathan Madhavan, on Wednesday was conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) for his outstanding contribution to arts and cinema.The event took place at the 9th convocation ceremony of DY Patil Education Society, Kolhapur where the chancellor, the vice-chancellor, members of the academic council, and the board of management came together to honour him.
After receiving the accolade, Madhavan said, "I am truly humbled by this honour. This will only motivate me to keep pushing the envelope and challenging myself with newer projects."
Currently, Madhavan is awaiting the release of his directorial debut "Rocketry: The Nambi Effect", based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who was accused of espionage. Besides direction, Madhavan has written, produced and acted in the project.