Salim Khan declines to receive Indian civilian award
Renowned screenwriter of seventies and Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan had been named for India’s one of the most prestigious and highest civilian award. The writer has denied the award by saying that the government is too late to acknowledge his contribution to the industry.
Padma Shri Award is India’s fourth largest civilian which is announced by government every year on their Republic day to honor their distinguished citizens from different fields. Salman’s father is the winner of this year’s award, he has been conferred with this award for his remarkable contribution to Hindi cinema in terms of films like Don, Yaadon ki Baraat, Andaz, Sholay and many more. Salim has co-written these super hit films of seventies and eighties with lyricist Javed Akhtar.
While talking to media the veteran screenwriter said, “For years, the central government has ignored me, honouring a number of my peers as well as juniors in the industry. Some three days ago, when I heard that my name is on the Padma awards list, I thought that I’m finally getting what I deserve. But when I came to know that the ministry has chosen me for Padma Shri, I felt it does not match my status and work.”
Salim thinks he should be awarded Padma Bhushan Award which is the third highest civilian award of India. Apart from Salim Khan two more people Sri Sri Ravi Shankar a spiritual guru and Baba Ramdev Yoga trainer have also declined the Padma Awards this year.