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bachchan blog cutThe times are changing. And how! Amitabh Bachchan took a decision based on the feedback of his fans. Read on to know more.

In the wake of the recent racial attacks on the Indian students in Australia, Amitabh Bachchan has refused an honorary doctorate degree offered to him by Australia’s Queensland University of Technology. The doctorate degree was offered to him for his contribution to the world of entertainment.

To decide whether he should accept or reject the offer, Bachchan put the question on his blog as a blog poll and asked the readers to vote. Based on the result of the poll, Bachchan has taken the decision. To quote him from the blog, this is what he wrote to the Queensland University Of Technology….

Dear Sir,

I write to you with a heavy heart on a matter that has now reached extremely sensitive proportions.

I have been reading and watching through the media the most unfortunate and violent attacks on Indian students in Australia; some of them lying in a most critical condition in hospital. I have observed with utter dismay the anguish that these incidents have caused to the families of those who have become unfortunate victims.

The Queensland University of Technology has very graciously offered only last week, to confer an Honorary Doctorate to me for my contribution to the world of entertainment.

Under the prevailing circumstances I find it inappropriate at this juncture, to accept this decoration. My conscience is profoundly unsettled at the moment and there seems to be a moral disjuncture between the suffering of these students and my own approbation.

I have the highest respect for your illustrious Institution and wish to express my deepest regard for the recognition it bestows me with. I do not wish to offend in any manner this kind gesture by the Queensland University of Technology, but I do hope that you will understand my present feelings.

With warm regards,

Amitabh Bachchan

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