Usha Uthup shared her excitement on receiving Padma Bhushan

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Indian music legend Usha Uthup recently conferred with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India for her contribution to Indian music. The singer is notable for her blockbuster songs ‘Uri Uri Baba,’ ‘Nakaa Bandi,’ “Ramba Ho Ho”, “Hari Om Hari”, “Koi Yahan Aha,” “Darling” and ‘One Two Cha Cha Cha’ shared her excitement on receiving the honor. Although the singer believes it is natural from classical singers and dancers to be awarded for their art she still is extremely honored for this award.  In an interview with ANI the veteran singer prominent for her rocking and upbeat voice talked about receiving this prestigious award. Let’s delve into the complete details of this story.

Usha Uthup is honored with the award 

The 76-year-old said in the interview, “I am so, so happy. I am overflowing with joy…tears are visible in my eyes, you all can see. For me, this is the biggest moment of my life… to be recognised and appreciated by your country and, of course, by your government. What more could one ask for, truly?”

Addressing the importance of the award the singer noted, “I feel so good because if you are a classical singer or a classical dancer, or if you are classical in your art, then it’s natural to receive an award eventually. But for people like us… we are ordinary people, so to be chosen for the Padma award is such a huge thing… because I only believe in peace and brotherhood, and I only believe that together, as a united force, we can do things for each other… make them smile through my music. That’s all I’m interested in.”

The Padma Awards were announced on the auspicious occasion of the 75th Republic Day. The awards felicitate extraordinary contributions in various fields. Apart from the singer, actor, and politician Mithun Chakraborty and Pyarelal Sharma of music duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, have also been awarded Padma Bhushan.

There are 132 names on the list of Padma Awardees this year. As per the list it comprises five Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan, and 110 Padma Shri Awards. Moreover, 30 of the recipients are women, while 8 persons are from the categories of foreign non-resident Indian (NRI), person of Indian origin (PIO), overseas citizenship of India (OCI), and nine posthumous recipients.

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