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Anand Mahindra ‘felt undeserving’ of his Padma Bhushan award. Here’s why

After receiving the Padma Bhushan award 2020, Industrialist Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to share a note of gratitude. However, the chairman of the Mahindra group expressed that he “truly felt undeserving” as compared to the other recipients.

New Delhi: After receiving the Padma Bhushan award 2020, Industrialist Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to share a note of gratitude. However, the chairman of the Mahindra group expressed that he “truly felt undeserving” as compared to the other recipients.

Mahindra retweeted a post shared by the official Twitter account of the President of India that was about Tulsi Gowda, a Padma Shri winner and Karnataka environmentalist, who has planted more than 30,000 saplings. The 77-year-old belongs to the Halakki tribe and is reputed to be an “encyclopedia of forest” with vast knowledge of plants and herbs. 

“This Government has made a long-overdue, transformational shift in the texture of the Padma Awards recipients. Now, the focus is largely on individuals making seminal contributions to the improvement of society at grassroots levels. I truly felt undeserving to be amongst their ranks,” Mahindra captioned the post.

After the post was shared, it received over 25,000 liked on Twitter and other users commended him for recognizing the lesser-known personalities who got presented with the Padma awards. Many in the comments section agreed with the industrialist. 

Anand Mahindra received the Padma Bhushan award on Monday. “President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to Shri Anand Gopal Mahindra for Trade and Industry. He is the Chairman of the Mahindra Group. His tenure has seen the Group expand domestically and internationally into a range of major industrial sectors from automobile to IT & Aerospace,” reads the caption of the post shared by the official Twitter account of the President of India.

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first published:Nov. 10, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

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