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Calicut University confers D.Litt on Mohanlal, P.T.Usha

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Governor and on Monday conferred the D. Litt on Malayalam superstar and veteran P.T. Usha, "the Express".

The honorary degree was awarded to the two legends after four years since it was first announced.

The two, along with member and Sharjah ruler Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, were supposed to be honoured in September 2017, when Qasimi had visited the state.

However, the function was shifted at the last minute from here to Thiruvananthapuram.

On that day, only the visiting Sharjah ruler was conferred the honour. It was then decided by the University that it would confer the honours on the two legends in Kozhikode.

Mohanlal, one of the two reigning superstars in the Malayalam film industry in a career spanning close to four decades, continues his glorious run at the top.

Usha, who is now 53-years-old, is an employee of the Indian Railways. She also runs the P.T. School of Athletics in her hometown near here.

As a 16-year-old, she had become the youngest Indian to compete in

She also went on to represent the country at in and the 1988 event held in Seoul, besides winning numerous national and international awards in her career.



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First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 13:36 IST