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NEW DELHI -- Superstar Rajinikanth, tennis icon Sania Mirza, former US Ambassador Robert D Blackwill and actor Priyanka Chopra were among the 56 eminent persons who were honoured with Padma awards tod...
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Anupam Kher is a good actor, and I have admired him in several films. Nonetheless, it was not surprising that questions were asked when he was conferred one of the highest honours of the land, the Padma Bhushan. One particularly well-worded critique was an open letter to Kher written by Salman Nizami, published in the Huffington Post. After reading Nizami's letter, one expected a humble, graceful, fatherly (Salman is his son's age) and mature response from Kher. That was not to be.
There are a whole lot of artists, scientists, sportspersons, musicians, engineers, academicians, writers, poets, dancers, who have all been given the Padma Shri. You, despite being small fry compared to them, have been given a bigger award. If you are so opposed to hypocrisy, tweet about the present government's bias. Tweet, that you have been overestimated.
NEW DELHI -- The Indian government on Monday announced the 2016 Padma Awardees. The awardees, revealed ahead of Republic Day, every year, are conferred in three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhu...