Mohanlal along with athlete PT Usha was conferred with the Honorary Doctorate of Literature(D.Litt) in the Calicut University award ceremony held on January 29th. Lalettan was bestowed with this exemplary award for his role as a social ambassador and for his initiatives in Organ Donation. Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam, who is also the University Chancellor, conferred the honorary Doctorate to Lalettan at the function held at the university campus. Justice Sathasivam quoted, “Both Mohanlal and P T Usha are extraordinary figures who have become household names in Kerala by virtue of their professional excellence. The events and achievements in their lives have become and continue to be important characters in the progress on their field of activities,” Lalettan was conferred with the honor for his decades-long contributions to the Malayalam film industry and also the film industry of other states. Lalettan in his acceptance speech said he considers this Doctorate as a recognition for the cinema industry. "Cinema is an art form, a result of dedication of a number of people. All my success belongs to those who have contributed in my pursuit of art, ranging from writers and directors to makeup artists, lighting crew, etc," he added.