News > Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee turns down Padma Shri, says ‘Felt insulted’

Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee turns down Padma Shri, says ‘Felt insulted’

Catchnews | 26/01/2022 04:33 PM | Click to read full article

Renowned singer Sandhya Mukherjee has refused to accept the Padma Shri award on the eve of Republic Day. The 90-year-old veteran in a Bengali industry was offered the Padma Shri by a government official over a phone call on Tuesday.

However, Soumi Sengupta, the singer’s daughter, told India Today that her mother turned down the honour for the reason that, "To confer a Padma Shri to a legend like her at the age of 90 is extremely demeaning".