King Khan has yet another reason to rejoice as he received a second honorary doctorate from a prestigious UK university.
The University of Edinburgh conferred the Degree of Doctor Honoris Causan upon Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday for his philanthropic work and contribution to film. In 2009, SRK was awarded his first honorary doctorate in Arts and Culture by the University of Bedfordshire.
Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter and proudly shared the news:
Here are five unforgettable moments from the ceremony:
1. Becoming a doctor:
Shah Rukh Khan while receiving his degree:
The University of Edinburgh also took to Twitter to congratulate Dr Khan:
2. The acceptance speech:
The actor had earlier tweeted that his acceptance speech was going to be about life lessons:
After receiving the honour, SRK spoke to the audience about life lessons quoting examples from the plots of his movies.
Here are two of his quotes we loved the most:
i) “So here is my first life lesson, inspired by the movie title Deewana: Madness (of the particularly nice/romantic kind) is an absolute prerequisite to a happy and successful life. Don’t ever treat your little insanities as if they are aberrations that ought to be hidden from the rest of the world.
“All the most beautiful people in the world, the most creative, the ones who led revolutions, who discovered and invented things, did so because they embraced their own idiosyncrasies. There’s no such thing as ‘normal’. That’s just another word for lifeless.”
ii) “Being brave means being damn scared all the way to the party but getting there and doing the ‘Funky Chicken’ in front of all your teenage kid’s friends anyway. Don’t let your fears become boxes that enclose you. Open them out, feel them and turn them into the greatest courage you are capable of.”
3. Lungi dance
And then he did the famous ‘lungi dance’. Right after his emotional speech, the actor immediately changed the audience’s mood by dancing to his hit number from Chennai Express:
4. Craziest fan moments:
Considering the kind of fan following he has, it’s no surprise young fans couldn’t get enough of the King of Bollywood:
5. Final word:
Overwhelmed and elated SRK took to social media to express his gratitude. He thanked Her Royal Highness and The University of Edinburgh:
Farah Khan and Dilwale co-star Kriti Sanon also took to Twitter to congratulate the doctor and tell him that he is being missed on the sets: