On Friday, Pulela Gopichand, India’s chief coach of badminton has received the honorary doctorate degree by IIT Kanpur on the occasion of their 52nd convocation ceremony.
Infosys chairperson Sudha Murthy and missile woman Tessy Thomas also received this honour along with the former All England Champion. They have been honored by former chairman of ISRO and chairman, the board of governors of IIT Kanpur, Professor K Radhakrishnan.
Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam and former Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh were also awarded the same honour. Hence, the trio joined the list of elite recipients.