UK fellowship for Shabana, Javed
London: Film actress Shabana Azmi and poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar have been awarded honorary fellowships by the National Indian Students Union (UK).
"We are really pleased as this is the first time such a fellowship has been instituted. Recognition from students means a lot as they are a tough group to satisfy. And that it is in honour of our work over the years, is really heart-warming," said Azmi.
The fellowships, instituted to mark 100 years of Indian cinema, have been awarded to the couple to celebrate and acknowledge their contributions in shaping the present and future of India.
"It is the highest honour that can be bestowed onto a non-member by the NISU," said NISU president Sanam Arora.