By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 27, 2017, 04:50
Duration : 01:10
MS Dhoni, Arnab Goswami, Ram Rahim Singh dropped from Padma awards list by Govt
The government dropped proposals to grant Padma awards to some prominent politicians and celebrities spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, air hostess the late Neerja Bhanot, former cricket captain M S Dhoni, journalist Arnab Goswami and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, according to the list of 18,768 nominations made public by the Home Ministry. Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar and veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who were awarded the country’s second-highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, were not on the initial list of nomination, report said. The award ceremony is likely to be held later this month at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Home Ministry has not cited reasons for rejecting the names.