During his visit to Australia, Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan will be awarded an honorary doctorate by La Trobe University at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Read on.

Shah Rukh Khan or King Khan, who completed 27 years in the Bollywood industry recently, will be awarded an honorary doctorate by La Trobe University at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. He is an inspiration for many people. Not only in India, SRK is also a global icon. And now, during his visit to Australia for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, he will be honoured on August 9, 2019.
La Trobe is the first Australian University to award SRK with an Honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), honouring his efforts and contribution to support underprivileged children, religiously dedication to fight for women’s empowerment and rights through MEER Foundation and his accomplishments in the Indian entertainment industry. Meer Foundation is a philanthropic foundation, named after Shah Rukh Khan’s father Meer Taj Mohammed Khan that targets to bring change at the ground level and works to build a world that empowers women.
Talking about getting honoured and recognised for the first time in Australia, Shah Rukh said, “I’m proud to be conferred with a great University like La Trobe which has a long-standing relationship with Indian culture and impressive track record in advocating for women’s equality. I feel truly privileged to receive this honorary doctorate and I would like to sincerely thank La Trobe for choosing to recognise my achievements in such a humbling way.”