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Rajesh Khanna may be awarded Padma Vibhushan

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Mausmi

Mumbai, India

#1 Nov 8, 2012
Economics Times of India
9 Nov, 2012, 04.15AM IST, Aman Sharma,ET Bureau

NEW DELHI: Rajesh Khanna, who did not receive any Padma awards during his lifetime, could posthumously be awarded the Padma Vibhushan.

The information and broadcasting ministry has recommended Khanna for the Padma award, under the arts category, to the home ministry.

The government is dwelling now on whether to bestow the Padma Bhushan or Padma Vibhushan on the late superstar, ahead of the next Republic Day. Padma awards are normally not awarded posthumously but in highly deserving cases, the government can consider a posthumous award in the very next Republic Day, after the demise of the person proposed to be honoured. Rajesh Khanna passed away on July 18, and the upcoming Republic Day is the last opportunity for government to honour him with a Padma award. This Republic Day, Bhupen Hazarika was given Padma Vibhushan, after he passed away in 2011.

Khanna, a raging superstar of his time, and also a Congress Lok Sabha MP, was never given any Padma award in his lifetime. Most of his contemporaries have been given the same honour over the past many years. Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the Padma Sri in 1984 and Padma Bhushan in 2001. Dharmendra received the Padma Bhushan in 2012, Dev Anand and Shashi Kapoor received the Padma Bhushan in 2001.

Dilip Kumar was bestowed the Padma Bhushan in 1991. Rajesh Khanna's leading heroines, Hema Malini and Waheeda Rehman, were awarded the Padma Sri in the 2000 and Padma Bhushan in 2012, respectively. Khanna was a Congress from New Delhi.

Rajesh Khanna had narrowly lost the New Delhi seat in 1991 to BJP veteran LK Advani, but won a bye-election after the BJP leader vacated the seat, as he had also won from Gandhinagar. Rajesh Khanna continued to be associated with Congress as an activist and campaigned for the party as recently as during the Punjab assembly elections.
Mausmi

Mumbai, India

#2 Nov 8, 2012
I am happy but also very sad that Government now decided to hounor kaka ji when he is no more. Why didn't they thought in his lifetime ??????

Hope kaka ji is seeing all this from above....

Abhijit

Varanasi, India

#3 Nov 8, 2012
I have just gone thorugh this great news. My comment sent to the publishers :

It is surprising that after the most unexpected sudden demise the Govt. is considering to honour this Great Thespian and The Original Superstar of Indian Cinema. He should be honoured with all the Padma awards during his life time. Actually in our poor country there is no value of deserveness only lobbing and buttering is the criterian to distribute this type of awards. However, if it is finalized we the all time fans fo this greatest superstar of this country will be glad to hear the final decision of the Govt.
Abhijit

Varanasi, India

#4 Nov 8, 2012
Here is the details and stature of Padma awards, which shows if Kakaji is bestowed Padma Vibhushan it will be great and most deserving honour towards his distinct stature in comparison to others.

Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in threecategories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs,science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports,civil service, etc.

‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;

‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and
‘Padma Shri’for distinguished service in any field.

The awards are announced on the occasion of
Republic Day every year.
MEE12

UK

#5 Nov 9, 2012
Abhijit ji,

Will AB also get a Padma award?
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VIPIN

Noida, India

#6 Nov 9, 2012
Abhijit wrote:
Here is the details and stature of Padma awards, which shows if Kakaji is bestowed Padma Vibhushan it will be great and most deserving honour towards his distinct stature in comparison to others.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in threecategories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs,science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports,civil service, etc.
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;
‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and
‘Padma Shri’for distinguished service in any field.
The awards are announced on the occasion of
Republic Day every year.
Dear Abhijit

Very good news you provided about KAKAJI.Bhagvan kare aisa hi ho jaisa aap ne likha haia.
Baki Indian bharose ke kabil nahi haia.

Kisi Foreigner ne kaha tha "ITNI BAHI DEMOCRACY KAISE CHAL RAHI HAIA" One Indian told "RAM BHROSE"

My dear friend Abhijit I have written something for you in my thread "RK WAS NOT MONEY MINDED AND HIS FIRST PRIORITY OF VALUES ARE DIGNITY AND SELF RESPECT"
VIPIN

Noida, India

#7 Nov 9, 2012
Dear Abhijit

Very good news you provided about KAKAJI.Bhagvan kare aisa hi ho jaisa aap ne likha haia.
Baki Indian government (In earlier comment gov. was skipped)bharose ke kabil nahi haia.

Kisi Foreigner ne kaha tha "ITNI BAHI DEMOCRACY KAISE CHAL RAHI HAIA" One Indian told "RAM BHROSE"

My dear friend Abhijit I have written something for you in my thread "RK WAS NOT MONEY MINDED AND HIS FIRST PRIORITY OF VALUES ARE DIGNITY AND SELF RESPECT"
Dadamoni

Delhi, India

#8 Nov 9, 2012
Abhijit wrote:
Here is the details and stature of Padma awards, which shows if Kakaji is bestowed Padma Vibhushan it will be great and most deserving honour towards his distinct stature in comparison to others.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in threecategories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs,science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports,civil service, etc.
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;
‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and
‘Padma Shri’for distinguished service in any field.
The awards are announced on the occasion of
Republic Day every year.
Padma Vibhushan Rajesh Khanna Sahib! Mubarak ho, doston!! Although, I would not object if he was given the 'Bharat Ratna' as well!! Banda dil se Indian tha!!
Atul

India

#9 Nov 9, 2012
Along with kaka ,panchada and kishoreda should get padma awards....
nag shankar

Guntur, India

#10 Nov 9, 2012
Mausmi wrote:
I am happy but also very sad that Government now decided to hounor kaka ji when he is no more. Why didn't they thought in his lifetime ??????
Hope kaka ji is seeing all this from above....
Mausmi ji, I totally agree with you. I am happy but also sad. Hope, the Goverment of India conferrred the award when he was alive. Better late than never for the Govt. I hope, kakajis soul will be happy now. Along with kakaji in the heaven, millions of fans across the globe will also be happy.
MEE12

Bromley, UK

#11 Nov 9, 2012
Abhijit wrote:
Here is the details and stature of Padma awards, which shows if Kakaji is bestowed Padma Vibhushan it will be great and most deserving honour towards his distinct stature in comparison to others.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in threecategories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs,science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports,civil service, etc.
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;
‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and
‘Padma Shri’for distinguished service in any field.
The awards are announced on the occasion of
Republic Day every year.
Abhijit ji,

Padma vibhushan award has been awarded to both Amitabh Bachchan & Dilip Kumar in 1991 and 2001.

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MEE12

Bromley, UK

#12 Nov 9, 2012
Abhijit wrote:
Here is the details and stature of Padma awards, which shows if Kakaji is bestowed Padma Vibhushan it will be great and most deserving honour towards his distinct stature in comparison to others.
Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in threecategories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs,science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports,civil service, etc.
‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service;
‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and
‘Padma Shri’for distinguished service in any field.
The awards are announced on the occasion of
Republic Day every year.
Abhijit ji,

In January 2012 Dharmji also got Padma Vibhushan award.
.

“Super Star Rajesh Khanna”

Since: Jul 10

Secunderabad

#13 Nov 9, 2012
Great news to hear but he should have been given when he was alive now if its given what's sanity it will have now.

Mr A

Mumbai, India

#14 Nov 9, 2012
Great news indeed. This puts him in a different league than his contemporaries who have been given Padam shree and Padma bhushan. This is the highest Padma award. Alas, it is after he left us.
Mr A

Mumbai, India

#15 Nov 9, 2012
Mee12- no Padma Vibhushan as yet for Veeru and Jai.
MEE12

Bromley, UK

#16 Nov 10, 2012
Mr A wrote:
Mee12- no Padma Vibhushan as yet for Veeru and Jai.
Good news Kaka is receiving Padma award, after he has died, but would have been good if it was given when he was alive.

Dharmji, Amitabh and Dilip saab have already recieved this award.
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micky

Gandhinagar, India

#17 Nov 10, 2012
good atleast dharmaji has received any award bcz as far as awrds are concern he is zero in my books. has not received many such fame.while jab aap kakaji ko honor karte ho to aapko khudko honor milta he...
dadamoni

Delhi, India

#18 Nov 10, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
<quoted text>Good news Kaka is receiving Padma award, after he has died, but would have been good if it was given when he was alive.
Dharmji, Amitabh and Dilip saab have already recieved this award.
.
Arre, koi is angrez ko 'vibhushan' aur 'bhushan' mein pharak samjhao!! Ha!ha!Ha!
rajeshkhannafan

Singapore, Singapore

#19 Nov 10, 2012
he should have got Deputy Bharat ratna!
radzi

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#20 Nov 10, 2012
Atul wrote:
Along with kaka ,panchada and kishoreda should get padma awards....
This award should only be given to cronies. Ob after his death is Rajesh Khanna being considered. Why? Rajesh Khanna achievement was way before Amitabh gotten his foot wet into the industry yet AB was awarded in 1980s?

Ignore this stupid award altogether. Why waste time? and by having Rajesh Khanna name on their list, they are trying to legitimate this award function in the eyes of the public?

Stay away! Rajesh Khanna is bigger than this award!

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