Web desk 07/06/2020
Lyricist Javed Akhtar is now a recipient of the prestigious Richard Dawkins award. He is also the only Indian to receive the honour.
The Richard Dawkins Award is bestowed upon individuals who “publicly proclaim the values of secularism, rationalism, upholding scientific truth”, since 2003. Previous recipients include Bill Maher, Stephen Fry and Ricky Gervais. Richard Dawkins is a renowned English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author.
Mr. Akhtar’s wife, actor Shabana Azmi wrote in a tweet, “Such marvellous news. Congratulations @Javedakhtarjadu. To win an award from your Hero is the ultimate validation.”