Singer S. Janaki declines Padma Bhushan
South-India playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki refused to accept Padma Bhushan award announced for her on the eve of 64thRepublic Day. She did this showing her dissatisfaction over the number of people from South India chosen for Padma awards list for 2013.
Janaki (74) started her singing career with 1957 Tamil film “Vidhiyin Vilayattu”. She has sung more than 15,000 songs in all southern languages and in Hindi.
She has won four National Awards and the prestigious “Kalamamani” state award of Tamil Nadu.