New Delhi: Former cricketer V.V.S. Laxman was awarded an honorary doctorate at the seventh convocation ceremony of TERI University here Wednesday.

Three others also received the honour -- former president of East Timor José Manuel Ramos-Horta, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, and Hitachi chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi.

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman. Pic/ Bipin Kokate

Accepting the doctorate, Laxman said: “I am happy because I wanted to become a doctor but realised my dream to play for the country. This is the right time for the youth to realise their personal aspirations and bring glory to the nation.”