Well-known Deemed University VELS on Tuesday honored Tamil film actor Silambarasan alias Simbu with an honorary doctorate for excellence in cinema. Read on to know more.
At the 11th convocation of the university, Silambarasan was conferred the doctorate known as ‘Simbu’, which was attended by many eminent persons, including Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Tagore, who witnessed the activities online.
Celebrated for his excellence in cinema, Silambarasan said it was a trip from the alley of memory and he revived his college days.
VGP Chairman VG Santhosam and Athlete T. Mariappan was the other to whom this honor was bestowed.
Simbu said, “It is an honor to receive an honorary doctorate from such a prestigious institute in India. We understand the world through cinema and I am grateful. Film The art that gave me so much love and support. I thank everyone at VELS for the warm welcome. I felt like I was enjoying my college days again. I wish all the students all the best for their future and I am happy that they have such a big hand. ”
Simbu also tweeted about the event. He said: “I would like to thank all the members of the Committee of the University of Wales and (its Chancellor) Ishari K. Ganesha for conferring on me the honorary doctorate. I am dedicating this huge honor to Tamil cinema, my mother and mother! They have been with me because of the movie! Finally – my fans, Ninga Ilama Nanilla, Nandri Iraiva! (I can’t exist without you, thank God!)
Simbur’s upcoming projects include director Gautam Basudev Menon’s ‘Vendhu Thanidhathu Kadu’, director Obeli Krishna’s ‘Pathu Thala’ and director Gokul’s ‘Karona Kumar’.
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