Sachin Tendulkar Refuses Doctorate From Jadavpur University For ‘Ethical Reasons’

When Tendulkar was asked for a further explanation, he said he doesn’t accept an honour of this stature from any university, and had earlier turned down Oxford University as well.

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has refused to accept an honorary Doctorate of Literature that was to be conferred on him by Jadavpur University (JU) at their 63rd Annual Convocation on December 24.

Speaking to News18, university vice-chancellor Suranjan Das said Tendulkar in an email recently informed that he will not be able to accept it “due to Nitigoto (ethical) reasons.”




When Tendulkar was asked for a further explanation, he said he doesn’t accept an honour of this stature from any university, and had earlier turned down Oxford University as well.

“What Tendulkar actually meant was that since he hasn’t earned it, he feels that it would be morally wrong for him to accept the D. Lit,” said Das.

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