New Delhi: Noted South Indian music composer Ilayaraja was on Thursday one among three people to be honoured with Padma Vibhushan. The other two were: Hindustani classical musician Ghulam Mustafa Khan and Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran for literature and education.
Soon after being told that he was graced with Padma Vibhushan, Ilayaraja told presspersons: “The award shows that Modi government respects Tamil Nadu and Tamil people a lot.”
The government also announced the names of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardees.
Keeping its promise of honouring “unsung heroes”, the government announced Padma Shri awards for personalities who served the poor, set up free schools and popularised tribal arts globally.
— ANI (@ANI) January 25, 2018
Of course he deserved it. It is the recognition by the govt. that he is praising. Don't be blinded by your dislike for the PM. Sometimes it helps to be positive in life.
— NEHA SINGH (@nehasinghjazz) January 25, 2018