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Mysore Varsity to Confer Honorary Doctorates

The University of Mysore has decided to confer honorary doctorates on three well-known personalities of Karnataka – renowned cartoonist Mr. R.K.Laxman, former Press Secretary to Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, when they were Prime Ministers of India Mr. H.Y. Sharada Prasad and famous Kannada poet Prof. G.S.Shivarudrappa.

The three eminent persons will be conferred with the honorary degrees at the convocation of the University to take place on January 22 in Mysore. Dr. R.Chidambaram, Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, will deliver the convocation address.

Mr. R.K. Laxman, brother of the famous English novelist late Dr. R.K.Narayan, has earned an eminent place among the cartoonists. Formerly of Mysore, he is now a resident of Mumbai. He is recovering from a recent illness. Mr. Sharada Prasad, a veteran journalist, is residing presently at Pune. Besides his stint in journalism, Mr. Sharada Prasad, who hails from Mysore, was close to the Nehru family and served as Press Secretary for a number of years. G.S.S. as he is popularly known, Prof. Shivarudrappa is a famous Kannada poet and a former Professor of Kannada. He is one of the senior-most Kannada poets of Karnataka.

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