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#PadmaAwards4Bhakts: From Modi's guru to Sri Sri, has govt awarded cronies?

Aditya Menon | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

The awards

  • Modi govt has doled out Padma awards to its favourites
  • Bollywood figures like Anupam Kher, who defended the govt on intolerance, have been awarded

The politics

  • BJP leader Jagmohan, controversial former Governor of J&K, has been given Padma Vibhushan
  • Modi\'s guru Swami Dayanand Saraswati and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of Art of Living have also been awarded.

More in the story

  • Who are the politically significant awardees?
  • Has the BJP awarded those who toe the line?
  • Was the Congress any different?
First published: 26 January 2016, 1:04 IST
Aditya Menon @AdityaMenon22

An incurable addiction to politics made Aditya try his luck as a political researcher as well as wannabe neta. Having failed at both, he settled for the only realistic option left: journalism. Before joining Catch as associate editor, he wrote and reported on politics and policy for the India Today group for five years. He can travel great distances for a good meal or a good chat, preferably both.