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At the University of Rajasthan’s convocation ceremony organised after 25 years on July 7, 2015, everyone was surprised to see 86-year-old Narayan Lal Kankar walk up to the podium! When Kankar was awarded his D Litt in Sanskrit, which he had completed in 2011, he became the oldest Indian to be awarded the degree. Kankar obtained his PhD in Sanskrit in 1974. He has written and edited more than 70 books.