Popular actor Manoj Joshi has been awarded a Padma Shri, along with a number of other key personalities from Indian cinema.
According to Times Now News, the actor who has worked in over 60 films including ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ (2000) was confirmed as one of the receipents of the Padma Shri.
Music composer Ilaiyaraaja and classical maestro Ghulam Mustafa Khan were honoured with the Padma Vibhushan.
At hearing the news, Sonu Nigam shared on Facebook, “I have no words to explain the joy.. The Great Music Legend Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan saheb, under whose worthy tutelage, I have had the good fortune to have found my voice, has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award, just now. Whatever said and done, despite the chaos and frenzy , India is a great country, that remembers to honour it’s Greats… Jai Hind. Jai Khaansaheb..”