The Republic of India has once again been made proud. The comedian-actor Vir Das has been conferred with a Doctorate by Knox University. This must also be a proud moment for Vir Das. The Doctorate is awarded for his excellent and outstanding achievement in the area of performing art. Interestingly, Vir Das is a graduate of Knox University. Being honoured by his former university is indeed a great milestone in his career. As reported by a leading daily, Vir Das will also be the first alumnus since 1971, to be a commencement speaker at the annual commencement ceremony. This is huge for Vir knowing the likes of the former president, Barack Obama and actress Longoria were once the speakers. Expressing his gratitude he said:
"Knox was this wonderful place that catered to kids like me who couldn't otherwise afford to study in the US. They had an amazing faculty that made me love performing. They took an economics student and turned him into an actor and comedian. I'm not sure I'm even remotely deserving of this honour. They've had speakers like Obama and Clinton and I'm not sure what comparative wisdom I'm going to have to offer. But I'm gonna work hard to let the students know that there is a world of choices available to them if they just step out of their box. That's what Knox did for me. It's a cool full circle moment in life. And an honorary doctorate is fun. The wife is already calling me 'Honorary Dr Das'".Vir Das is currently gearing up for the final act of his Boarding Das world tour in Delhi. The event is scheduled for February 11, 2018.