Awards in India have been controversial for a long time. Every now and than these makes headlines in media most of time for negative reasons. No matter it is padma or national award, any how almost every major award succeeds to make headlines. In last few days these are again in news, thanks to the home ministry that selected some renowned persons whose claimed efforts are doubtful. Bollywood actor Saif ali khan, India - American hotelier sant singh chatwal, Gulam mohammed mir these are the controversial person who are to get padma award this year. Last year also a jammu based shawl exporter was selected for these prestigious award, for that government accepted it's mistake after raising objection over it.
If government carry on same agenda for a few more years than might be I also could selected for national award for my great role in academics.