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Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee on Tuesday refused to accept the Padma Shri. The 90-year-old's daughter Soumi Sengupta said that her mother told the senior official who called from Delhi that she "felt insulted" at her being offered the award at her age. Earlier, former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee turned down the Padma Bhushan.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:50 pm on 26 Jan
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