Today is the 73rd Republic Day, although the list of Padma Awards was released just a day before that. In this list, many famous personalities including Sonu Nigam were included. Along with this, the name of famous singer Sandhya Mukherjee aka Sandhya Mukhopadhyay was also included in this list. However, the singer refused to accept the offer of Padma Shri honour on Tuesday.
Let us all tell you that when the central government officials called the singer, his daughter spoke during this time. At the same time, the authorities contacted the singer by telephone for their consent for the honour. Recently, the singer's daughter Soumi Sengupta said over the phone, "Mukherjee is not ready to be nominated for the Padma Shri in the Republic Day honours list. She was contacted for his consent.'' At the same time, Sengupta also said "At the age of 90, it is insulting for her to be selected for the Padma Shri with a singing career of more than eight decades.''
At the same time, the daughter of the singer said, "Padma Shri is more worthy for a junior artist and not for 'Geetashree' Sandhya Mukhopadhyay. Her family and all the lovers of her songs feel the same.'' During this time, many people have supported the singer's decision. Let me tell you all that she has also sung for many Hindi film music directors including SD Burman, Anil Biswas, Madan Mohan, Roshan and Salil Chaudhary. With this, she has been awarded many prestigious awards including 'Bang Bibhushan.'