By Nandini Krishnan
This year's announcement of the Padma Award winners has disappointed those of us who love a good controversy.
Well, of course there's Montek Singh Ahluwalia, but he's no Sant Singh Chatwal. You could go on, as many people have, about the ridiculousness of fast-tracking the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission to the Padma Vibhushan at a time when onions are making people cry even before they're cut. But then, you could dismiss it as the UPA's signature on an otherwise justifiable list.
However, I have a personal wish-list of Padma Awardees, whose stellar service to Indian society has got more attention than accolades.
In Picture: President Pratibha Patil presents The Padma Bhushan Award to businessman Sant Singh Chatwal during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on April 7, 2010.
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