Veteran singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Awards

CNN-IBN | Jan 27, 2013 at 09:12am

Veteran South Indian singer S Janaki has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan saying it has come too late and that artistes from the South are not given their due recognition. In 1960, MG Ramachandran had also rejected the Padma Shri because it was written only in Devanagari script.