Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee refused the offer of Padma Shri award when contacted by the Central government official. The revelation was made by the daughter of the 90-year-old singer. Notably, Mukherjee is the second person from West Bengal to refuse a civilian honour. On Tuesday, former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had also turned down the Padma Bhushan award.
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Singing legend Sandhya Mukherjee refused offer of Padma Shri award when she was contacted by central govt officials telephonically for her acquiesce, says her daughter
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 25, 2022
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