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"Padma Shri More Deserving For Junior Artiste": Singer, 90, Rejects Award

The Tribune | 26/01/2022 03:16 PM | Click to read full article

90-year old veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee, also known as Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, on Tuesday, refused an offer of a Padma Shri award saying it is more deserving of a junior artiste and not someone of her stature. She is the second person from West Bengal to refuse a civilian honour.

Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had on Tuesday turned down the Padma Bhushan. 

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