Press Esc to close
Thursday 18 December 2014
News updated at 4:02 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26.2°C
Min : 19.5°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Padma awards recommendations made public

New Delhi, Nov 9, 2013 (PTI):
Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar (in pic) had recommended three names -- sister Usha Mangeshkar, playback singer Suresh Wadkar and social worker Rajmal Parakh. PTI Photo

The list of recommendations for this year's Padma awards shows that some people had suggested multiple candidates while others had pushed for their relatives and friends for the coveted civil honours, an RTI reply revealed.

The list of 1,300 recommendations made public by the Home Ministry in an RTI reply shows that Congress leader Motilal Vora, Minister Rajeev Shukla, MP T Subbarami Reddy, classical singer Pandit Jasraj, among others, had recommended multiple names for the awards.

Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar had recommended three names -- sister Usha Mangeshkar, playback singer Suresh Wadkar and social worker Rajmal Parakh.

Recipient of Padma Vibhushan, sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali had made six recommendations -- his sons Amaan and Ayaan, Hindustani classical singer Kaushiki Chakrabarty, tabla player Vijay Ghate, art promoter Soorya Krishnamurthy alias Nataraja Krishnamoorthy and sitar player Niladri Kumar.

Former SP leader Amar Singh recommended Rajya Sabha member Jaya Prada for the awards.

However, Usha Mangeshkar, Amaan and Ayaan did not make it to the Padma awards list announced this year, as per the MHA website.

Well-known classical singer Pandit Jasraj had made nine recommendations for the awards, while Rajiv Shukla had made five, Motilal Vora eight, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had recommended two theatre personalities, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had suggested two names and Congress MP Vijay Darda had nominated three persons.

RTI activist Subhash Agrawal claimed that hectic lobbying for Padma awards has become an unavoidable feature especially in fields like 'medicine' and 'trade and industry', as these awards monetarily benefit the awardees.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
School children in Ahmedabad praay as they pay tributes...

School children in Ahmedabad praay as they pay tributes...

School children of Gurgaon pay tributes to the children killed in Pakistan...

School children of Gurgaon pay tributes to the children killed in Pakistan...

Kashmiri Muslim women pray outside the shrine...

Kashmiri Muslim women pray outside the shrine...

School girls take part in a protest against attack at a Peshawar school...

School girls take part in a protest against attack at a Peshawar school...

A Pakistani man comforts a student standing at the bedside of a boy who was injured in a Taliban...

A Pakistani man comforts a student standing at the bedside of a boy who was injured in a Taliban...

Pakistani parents escort their children outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar...

Pakistani parents escort their children outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar...

Ambulances carry injured people outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan...

Ambulances carry injured people outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan...

Relatives of a student, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public...

Relatives of a student, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public...

A plainclothes security officer escorts students rescued from nearby school during a Taliban...

A plainclothes security officer escorts students rescued from nearby school during a Taliban...

A Pakistani army soldier takes position on a bunker close to a school under attack by Taliban...

A Pakistani army soldier takes position on a bunker close to a school under attack by Taliban...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523