Former World number one and Hyderabadi star shuttler Saina Nehwal has made the news as SRM University in Chennai has conferred an honorary degree of doctor of literature on her.
The ace badminton star said that she is honoured to receive this honorary doctorate.
She said that her father will be very proud of her because he is a scientist, and he always wanted her to become a doctor.
Further she added that her mother wanted her to be an Olympian.
It is to be mentioned here that she won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
Nehwal became the third sportsperson, who was conferred the doctorate by SRM University, after cricketer Murali Vijay and shooter Abhinav Bindra.