Kolkata: The Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) has struck off the name of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan from the list of D Litt recipients this year.
Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has asked the varsity to not bestow the honorary award on any person in absentia, Chaudhury said.
Bachchan had earlier said that he would be unable to receive the D Litt at the RBU’s 43rd convocation on May 8, due to prior shooting commitments.
The other eminent personalities who would be conferred the D Litt (honoris causa) at the convocation are writer Nabanita Dev Sen, painter Jatin Das and classical vocalist Pt. Amiya Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, the vice-chancellor said.