President of India Pratibha Patil has approved 31 Padma Bhushan and 84 Padma Shri awards.
Well Chennai had its own share of joys with the singer S P Balasubrahmanium whose melodious voice has rendered life to countless songs in thousands of movies over the past decades. He spoke to us on this and in a humble tone tells us “I am honored and feel blessed that the government for having chosen me for this prestigious award.”
He also added that the government could have thought of giving the award to the several seniors in the field who went unnoticed.
Well, the awards also brought along its share of surprises with Tabu getting a Padma Shri too for what exactly we could not make out after scratching our heads for long and then there was the Bollywood actress Kajol in the list too who on a yet more closer look at her previous year’s contributions seems have done anything noteworthy, except for expanding her family size by adding 2 more siblings.
We wonder if these awards are really losing its prestige over the years.
Before ending we would like to share with you what Chinmayi had to say regarding the awards to her fans.
Congratulations SPB sir on your Padma Bhushan. You are most definitely a