Veteran playback singer Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra and singer Bombay Jayashri Ramnath expressed gratitude to their followers on Tuesday on being conferred Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards, respectively. A stalwart on this planet of Indian music, Chithra was introduced because the recipient of the third-highest civilian award of the nation, on Monday. The singer, who has recorded greater than 25,000 songs in varied Indian languages, shared a video on Instagram to increase her gratitude to her colleagues from the business as properly.
Chithra, 57, mentioned she heard concerning the conferment of the honour with “nice happiness and disbelief”. “It has been a 42-year musical journey for me to date. At this juncture, I thank the Almighty and observe the profound blessings of my mother and father and gurus. Right this moment, I keep in mind all producers, administrators, music composers, lyricists and sound engineers who made this doable.
“I imagine it is the love, prayers and goodwill of all my dearest followers, that pushed me alongside in life. I bow my head in gratitude to our nice nation and our folks. God bless India, Jai Hind,” she added.
— Okay S Chithra (@KSChithra) January 26, 2021
Legendary singer S P Balasubramaniam was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the nation after Bharat Ratna.
Padma Shri recipient Ramnath has sung in a number of languages together with Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films. The 58-year-old singer is understood for considered one of her most memorable hits “Zara Zara Behakta Hain” (the Hindi model of “Vaseegara”) within the film “Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein”.
“Deeply grateful for the honour of being awarded the Padma Shri. I thanks all on your blessings and love,” Ramnath wrote on Instagram.
Different names from the Indian cinema to have been named as Padma Shri recipients embrace Malayalam lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, Gujarati movie stars Maheshbhai and Nareshbhai Kanodia (posthumously).
The Union Dwelling Ministry on Monday mentioned the President has authorised conferment of 119 Padma awards — seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri — to eminent personalities throughout fields of artwork, literature and training, drugs, commerce and business, sports activities, public affairs, social work and science and engineering have been recognised.
The Padma awards are introduced yearly on the eve of Republic Day.