At 105, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan is the oldest to get Padma Award
Hindustani vocalist Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan (105) has become the oldest person to be chosen for this year’s Padma Shri award.
Previously, in 2011, India’s first woman photo-journalist Homai Vyarawala was honoured with the Padma Vibushan at the age of 97. She passed away in 2012.
Khan is also a poet who has penned around 2000 compositions under the pseudonym ‘Rasan Piya’.