09-02-2018 09:00 AM
Shilpika Bajpai | My Indian Dream      16
Vir Das becomes the first Indian comedian to get a doctorate honour.
Vir Das who completed his graduation from the University of Knox in Galesburg, Illinois was conferred by the university for his achievements in the world of performing arts.
The ceremony is said to take place in June 2018. Das is also the first Indian comedian to have a comedy special on Netflix’s A Broad Understanding.
Talking about receiving this honour Das 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.