Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and singer Kailash Kher received the Yash Bharti Award by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday.
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Kher, whose musical notes echo originality and calmness, took to micro-blogging site to share the news and thanked the state government for the recognition.
“@achlendra: CM @yadavakhilesh honours singer @Kailashkher #YashBhartiAward function in Lucknow on Monday. Thank u,” he wrote.
Nawazuddin, who has garnered appreciation from all quarters with his critical performances in THE LUNCHBOX, MISS LOVELY, KAHAANI and GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, was also lauded for his contribution to Indian cinema.
“Today we received #YashBharti Award by UP CM @yadavakhilesh. My old friend @Nawazuddin_S also got one. Thank u all,” Kher said on the micro-blogging site.
The ‘Teri deewani’ hitmaker also shared photographs of the ceremony.
Apart from Nawazuddin and Kher; singers Anoop Jalota, Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Rekha Bhardwaj, lyricist-music composer Ravindra Jain, Vishnu Saxena, Devi Prasad Pandey ‘Adig’, Vansh Gopal Yadav, Munavvar Anjar and Rahat Ali Khan Sabri were among the 56 people who were presented with the Yash Bharti award by Uttar Pradesh.
The Yash Bharti Award is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh government for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk music, classical music, cinema and sports. [IANS]