Sharmila Tagore gets honorary doctorate

By Hindustan Times

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has been awarded honorary Doctorate of Arts by the Edinburgh Napier University for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. The 67-year-old, the great-grand niece of noted poet Rabindranath Tagore, received the honour Thursday. "It is indeed a privilege to be conferred an Honorary Degree by Edinburgh Napier University. It recognises the significant influence of Indian Cinema on the global cultural arena and the small role that I have played in its history. As we celebrate a hundred years of Indian Cinema, this is both a happy and humbling moment," Sharmila said in a statement.

The honour comes just months after the university's Institute for Creative Industries opened the Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies (SCoTS), the first centre of its kind in Britain. SCoTS promotes Indian c