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Janaki rejects award, says she deserves Bharat Ratna

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Singer S.Janaki. File photo
The Hindu photo Library Singer S.Janaki. File photo

Well-known playback singer S. Janaki on Saturday rejected the Padma Bhushan award, for which she has been chosen, describing it “too late to come to her.”

Speaking to journalists at a marriage ceremony at Srikrishnapuram near here, the ace singer said though she rejected the award “I am not finding fault with anyone for this late recognition. I have no grouse against the government. I was happy that the government has honoured me.”

She said she had rendered thousands of songs in different languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi. There were appreciations from a large number of people, including Keralites. “I consider it as the highest award from the people of different parts of the country.”

Considering this achievement, “I should have been given the highest civilian award of Bharat Ratna if the government wanted to recognise my work. I am not interested in any other awards like the Padma awards.”

She said the government should show some more consideration to the artists from the southern parts of the country in recognising their talents and contributions.

The singer said she was 78 and it was better to honour her now rather after “my demise”.

She had won four national awards for her songs in different languages.

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Thanks god didnt demanded for a Oscar from Indian govt. Might be they would give it that to her.

from:  Amit
Posted on: Jan 28, 2013 at 11:52 IST

So far five persons have been awarded Bharat Ratna in the field of
Music. M S Subbulakshmi[TN], Pandit Ravishankar[WB/US], Latha
Mangeshkar[Maharashtra], Ustad Bismilla Khan[UP] and Bimsen
Joshi[Karnataka]. That forms 20% to North, 20% to West, 20% to east/US
and 40% to South India. Where is the preferential treatment? Is it for
South?

from:  Sampath Kumar
Posted on: Jan 28, 2013 at 11:09 IST

It is seen people asking for rewards. This is incorrect. People all over India should be aware of artist and should acknowledge the distinguished acheivement done by the respective individual in order to compete for the Bharat Ratna. I have never even heard the singer name earlier.

from:  Amit
Posted on: Jan 28, 2013 at 10:47 IST

Janakiamma is an excellent singer and nobody could imitate her sweet voice.She had her own identity in film music world and I would call her"Empress of film Music'.But she can't argue for South India or any other specified region where she would have honored more than National level.She will get what actually she desrve.

from:  Sujithkumar Edava
Posted on: Jan 28, 2013 at 09:29 IST

Janaki garu, has voiced the collective displeasure of many greats who haven't been
recognised.
She is a highly talented singer and awards don't diminish or enhance her reputation.
There is no North South discrimination in these awards.
Janaki garu is a national singer, not a south indian singer

from:  RK
Posted on: Jan 28, 2013 at 04:53 IST

It is sad to see thatSmt.S.Janaki,singer has rejected the Padma
Bhushan award, as it is quite late and that she deserves Bharat
Ratna.This is quite unbecoming of an artist of her clibre and
experience. How can one make such self assessment, while it is purely
the prerogative of the selection commitee. This sort of
allegations,controversies make such persons cheap.For a real artist,
public support is prime, all other awards are secondary.
In Kerala in the past Professor Sukumar Azhikode had rejected the
Padma Sree, as he preferred Padma Bhushan. He went to the extent of
criticising the sanctity; of the higher civilian award instituted by
the government of India,.Which had exposed his shalow mind and stature
and made him cheap .Awards always create controversies. Proper
guidlines have been issued for this civilian awards,. Even though two
scores of persons have been recommended from Kerala ,only Madhu got
one.In future most eligible persons with justifications may be sent.

from:  varijakshan edakkazhiyoor
Posted on: Jan 28, 2013 at 00:06 IST


S.Janaki Amma is way too great for all this. I don't believe if she would ever mention that she desrves Bharat Ratna or some thing. If she truly said something of that sort then it must have been totally taken out of context. Well, newsmakes always do this kind of distortion to catch public attention and it works !!!

For listeners like me we can just listen to the music and forget the world. On several occasions The Bharat Ratna has been awarded posthumously. I still don't understand why do they even do that. If the person is no more then who is going to benefit?

Padma awards can be improved as a whole by revisiting the ground rules and also forming a committee who has no political bias or the government.

from:  Murali V
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 22:42 IST

I have listened to her interview while she was at Palghat no where did she mention that she will accept Bharat Ratna. Please do not tarnish a great artist like S.Janakiamma.

from:  KBK Menon
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 16:50 IST

while it may be right for Janaki to refuse an award, hoping to get a better award takes away the genunineness of the refusal. May be government should give award to everyone who claims for the same and remove the "perks" which go with the award.

from:  Harikrishnan P.K
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 15:09 IST

while it is her personal decision not to accept Padma award, and we respect that for her choice, it is highly immature when she states that she deserves Bharat ratna and nothing less. i wonder if her contribution to indian music is much higher than some of the greatest carnatic musicians living in our times. in cine fields even legends like Sivaji did not get more than padmashri. today, kamalhassan has got only Padmashri and not even padamavibhushan.

from:  Kumaran
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 14:58 IST

The awards doesn't matter for the real artist( home-maker or social worker).If someone seeks the award he is not doing justice with the art itself.

from:  Gaurav
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 14:22 IST

I respect her, she is one of my favorite singers, and I agree she wshold
have got the award much earlier. But there is no need to play "South
Indian" card. Many North Indian artists such as Kishore Kumar, Mukesh,
RD Burman etc have never received even Padma Shri! The awards are
subject to political whims and fancies, and there is no logical
explanation for who is given the award and who is not.

from:  Mahesan
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 13:30 IST

Kudos to this nightingale of India! She did the right thing by rejecting the crumb thrown at her by a self serving government. Yes, she does deserve the Bharat Ratna, much more than those who have been awarded in the past!

from:  P M Ravindran
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 13:10 IST

It's a good decision to reject it now. Its too late and too little to
recognize such a great singer.

from:  Shiv
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 11:49 IST

It is so weird statement by a great singer.According to epic "Geeta"-You
should work without any desire of result.You are a great singer and you
are doing well.Government has rewarded you by Padama Bhusna,you should
happy with that.You should not demand Bharat Ratna,Noble Prize etc.Your
work is to do work not having a desire of result.Besides this,
Posthumous award should be stopped.Government should think over it,if any
person is deserve for suitable award during his/her life.That should be
awarded during that course of time not after his/her death.

from:  Vikalp Dhiman
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 11:41 IST

I think, going by the comments here, there should be reservation here also for each
state so as to stop regionalism. I am from Rajathan and i dont remember awardees
from my state. There might be cases like ignoring some deserving candidates but
why south-north things are brought again and again? Or my education is to blambed
that I was tought to think about the Country first..? Rejecting an award and asking
for a bhart ratna is not a repectable thing for any great artist..my personal opinion
though !

from:  shilps
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 11:22 IST

It is true that the Government of India did not recognise the eminent
singer all these years for her significant contribution. It is evident
that Mrs. S. Janaki did not apply for this national award, which has
now been proposed on her. Obviously the search committee or someone
known to her would have applied for this award. Year after year,
Government of India has been bestowing national awards on various
personalities. However, today this has become a big industry and money
plays a prominent role in getting the award. Some of the names
announced this year and in the previous years are rich people and they
may not really deserve the awards, as others who are more talented and
deserving, are neglected. There is a big racket going on in the
selection of names for national awards. In the fitness of things, it
would be better if a thorough inquiry is made to arrive at the basis
for award of these national awards now and in the past. This will
unravel the mystery and the amounts transferred in these dealings.
Only then, talented and the really deserving will get these national
awards in future. Otherwise, it would be a mockery - in that the
monied alone will continue to get such awards in future. Through the
hospitality of these columns, I would urge upon Mrs. Janaki to accept
the award now proposed upon her, as she really deserves the award,
though this has come very very late for her.

from:  KV Suryanarayanan
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 10:27 IST

While one congratulates her for her courageous decision, Janki’s justification not to accept the award is correct. Not long ago, when the Jayalalitha government put up a function to ‘honour’ the music directors, M S Viswanathan and Ramamurthy with the title of ‘Isai Chakravathy’, the CM had mentioned the Centre’s rejection of her government’s recommendation to confer Padma awards to the duo. Awards are given in due recognition of one’s talent. Hence it needs to be conferred upon to those who richly deserve. With politics playing a bigger role as to who should be given the award, the awards have lost its sheen. Singer Janaki and music directors, Viswanathan and Ramamurty have already won the hearts of the millions and Padma awards really do not matter to them.



from:  JAYARAMAN V S
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 10:04 IST

I respect her self-respect and self-esteem. At this juncture, I would like to know what are the criteria for these national awards....A bunch of people many not competent enough in the areas of award choose and decide. Most likely based on party affiliation and who all and how many "bapu's" you know........We need transparency, we need set criterion, we the people have the right to know who exactly is in the panel.

from:  sriram
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 09:44 IST

It was my understanding that the Bharat
Ratna is awarded only for people who have
worked for the society improved the lives
of others in a direct way. She doesn't
seem to have done anything of that sort.
How ignorant and shameful of her! And
what a great way to insult all the great
people who have won the award.

from:  Sahasranaman
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 09:21 IST

yes, it is right she deserve Bharat Ratna but it is not a good thing
refusing the padma award and say for other..

from:  manish kumar meena
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 09:00 IST

Bharat Ratna should be reserved for the very greatest only who have
singularly contributed for the country. it should not be given for
play back singers (incl Lata Mangeshkar)and actors. It should be
awarded to eminent scientists and great social workers who have been
able make a difference to others' lives. Great people like Kurien
(Amul), M.S. Swaminathan, etc should be given the award (like it was
given to Abdul Kalam). M.S. Subhalakshmi deserved the award for she
was a saintly singer - not only a legend of carnatic music, but a
selfless soul, who gave everything to charity. Lata Mangeshkar, "the
bharat ratna", does not want a flyover near her house on Peddar Road,
Mumbai for she feels it will affect her view of the road. A
Bharatratna is supposed to be selfless, ie. a gem of bharat, who
places the country above self.

Anyway, today, these awards have no meaning in India, as we all know,
nowadays, it has become an instrument to please a particular or
community or a party.

from:  subramaniam
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 08:52 IST

Hate to say this, but the music director who made Janaki sing many, many cherished songs, MSV, hasn't even been recognized with a Padma award, but Janaki deserves Bharat Ratna? Not sure......

from:  Bala
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 08:43 IST

I think that she is right in refusing the award. It would have been great if she had stopped with saying the best award for her was the appreciation of people. Probably mention of Bharath Rathna is not nice. Shows bitterness.Anyway I appreciate her stand.

from:  R.Krishnan
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 08:11 IST

Respected Lady, Do you sing for yourself or for prize? I am hurt since by comparing with others you have lowered yourself. In this connection I remember the statements of Pandit Jasraj who when asked that his getting much lower remuneration than one Hindi cinema actress at a function was proper when he replied that that was the order of the day and so he accepted the fact. Respectfully yours, Sanyal.

from:  Sanyal
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 07:38 IST

Though the awards have become a sham and a bargain, she made a mistake
by saying she deserves a Bharat Ratna. By saying so she too has become a
part of the crowd.

Rajesh Khanna awarded, for what? His death? The awards have certainly
become a joke.

from:  Ramachandra
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 07:33 IST

If
you deserve, you need not say. And why this north-south comparison. How
many north Indian artist got Bharat Ratna?

from:  abhay
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 07:14 IST

All these Awards are of little or no significance so long as the Awardees are vetted and selected by a bunch of CMs,PM,Ministers, bureaucrats etc.who go by vetted recommendations from their sycophants who have their own sycophants who recommend names.

from:  Raj Kumar
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 06:57 IST

Though I like Janaki 's songs and appreciate her talent, is it not too much that she
demands Barath Rathna? I feel Bharath Rathna should be given only to selfless service
and not for the people who sang in cinema and got good money for it!

from:  Dr N Subramanian
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 06:47 IST

She may very well have a point that South Indian artistes are not recognized as much and the selection process may very well be tainted. But to self proclaim that she deserves nothing less than Bharat Ratna, crosses the line into arrogance. Such heavy headed arrogance deserves no award whatsoever.

from:  Rajaram
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 06:13 IST

Rather than focus on her statement she deserves only a Bharat Ratna which is more in rhetoric, the core issue is that talent from the South is always given the step-motherly treatment, whether it be in showcasing India's culture abroad, or in recognizing artistes. A token Bharatanatyam is all one sees as representing the South. Yes, Janaki should have been bestowed this honour a decade earlier!

from:  Venkat
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 05:53 IST

I think she is right in rejecting this award. There are two problems
with the system: narrow mindedness and inability / unwillingness to
recognise talent. The most unfortunate thing in India is we know only
Cricket in Sports, Bollywood in movies, Engineering and Medicine in
career, etc. etc. We always debate whether Sachin should be given
Bharat Ratna or not, but we don't value other fields - arts, science,
etc. Even a person sincerely interested in music or history or
painting or some other art cannot pursue it as a career as there is
no growth and scope. At the most they remain as hobbies. Of late
reality shows are trying to dig some talent, but again they are
deviating and limited to 1-hr entertainment and no particular person
is given consistent chances in industry to grow. It's high time for
Indian government to think that 1.2+ billion people will have
different skills and they are to be nurtured and valued for holistic
development.

from:  Kiran
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 05:17 IST

SmtJanaki the nightingale of India!!! You have gone up and reached the Himalayan peaks in
the esteem of all of us who enjoyed listening your golden voice.Your persona and your voice
reveal not only your dignity they also reveal the steely nature of your self.You did the right
thing in not accepting the- too little, too late national award.And in doing so you
weremostdignified for you have not displayed any rancor or malice.May your golden voice
continue to sooth the hurt feelings of your fans even while you rejoice In the melody oftheGod
given gift- national award or no award commensurate with what you rightly deserve.

from:  Pant. K . V.
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 02:41 IST

People like Saif Ali Khan have received Padma awards recently (although, it was a Padma Shree not the Bhushan), and as an artist, she does not belong in his category. Someone like her should have been given the Shree/Bhushan awards years ago. Lata Mangeshkar got her Padma Bhushan in 1969! How come the great Mohammed Rafi died in 1980 having received just the Padma Shree? These awards are very political, and this should be viewed as a very justified gesture of protest and hurt feelings from a great artist.

from:  A. Gosavi
Posted on: Jan 27, 2013 at 01:10 IST

It is unfortunate that too little came too late. I could not agree with
her more. When cricket players who have accomplished nothing more than a
few centuries or a few wickets in a sport that is not even considered
mainstream worldwide get awards by dozen this is definitely an insult to
her.

from:  Rajiv
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 23:56 IST

Most of the times, awards honour the artistes. In rare cases, the awards get the honour or lose the glitter if the conferment is not properly timed. Here is one such case. The mellifluous voice of Janaki is immortal that would be ringing into the hearts of millions of fans living in this part of the world.

from:  Narayanan Kanagarajan
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 23:39 IST

S.Janaki deserved the award at least 30 years ago. It is just a naked
truth that north Indians are getting more considerations compared to
south and east India in all aspects. The inefficiency of state
governments in preparing the list is also another reason. Saif Ali Khan
was given padma award while many very senior artists were not honored by
the central government. This is cruelty.

from:  garlin vincent
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 22:55 IST

There is no doubt that there is a lot of politiking and lack of fairness in Padma awards. It is not just South India. Within Hindi film singers, Lata gets Bharat Ratna, Asha Bhonsle gets Padma Vibhishan, and Md. Rafi gets Padmashri; what logic no one knows. A run-down of the list of classical musicians will reveal a similar bias towards artists from a few particular states like Maharashtra and UP.

from:  PSD
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 22:47 IST

Rejecting a national award is rejecting recognition from people of this Nation. Besides that people don't get highest civilian award just because they think high of themselves. There must be proper citation and it will be evaluated in strict terms.

from:  senthil
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 22:38 IST

S.Janaki Mam has taken right decision by denying Padma award. She won
millions of her Rasika's heart in almost all South Indian languages and
other languages too!! Her songs are really a memorable numbers to all
generations..Salute you Mam !! Best Wishes..

from:  sujatha
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 22:12 IST

Why is Indian government always never recognizing the talent and
potential of southern legends.Are these committees filled with people
with utter bias against South Indians.Ghantalsala the ace singer from
AP was a legend in himself and his voice was believed to be direct
gift of GOD.But he was not even gifted padma vibhusan while all hump-
dumpy's from North managed to bag it.Ghantasala sir should have been
awarded Bharat Ratna for anything below would have been
demeaning.Similarly The acting potential of scores of Tamil legends
was always ignored.Janaki amma was right in rejecting this award as it
came too late.

from:  nagendra
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 20:59 IST

What Janaki amma does is 100% correct. If a great singer from Hindi
receives Bharatha Ratna, why not a great singer from
'Telugu,Tamil,Kannada and Malayalam' deserves the same?
P.susheela and S.Janaki both are eligible for Bharata Ratna.

from:  vamshi
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 20:52 IST

very true aunty..Ilayaraaja was recommened for padmashri only after
scoring music for more than 900 films.

from:  s madhavan
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 20:52 IST

Someone just commented that "Artist never works for Awards". Then what
should they work for? Any artist works for recognition and that's what
awards offer isn't it? So its lame to say " Artist never works for
Awards". @Amish Mishra Why shouldn't a person demand what he/she
considers has earned it? When judging system is biased it leads to
situations like this.

from:  Siva Charan
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 19:45 IST

Persons like Dravid are given after retirement in spite of recognition from their fans all around the country. We would have been more happy if she had rejected telling she does not deserve this award' That would give all others given this award a sense of satisfaction about their stand in accepting this gesture of the Government.

from:  T S Gopalan
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 19:11 IST

Mrs S Janaki's sentiments is very much acceptable. There cannot be any other way to refuse the award by stating that "I am 78-years old and it is better to honor me after my demise". Well said.

from:  Irulandy Ponniah
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 19:03 IST

The argument is simple. If Lata Mangeshkar is deemed to deserve a Bharat Ratna, so does
S. Janaki. My utmost respect to this legendary singer for rejecting the sham award. Her voice
will remain etched in the annals of Indian movies.

from:  Chandra
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 18:52 IST

Too little too late. Time is the essence. In the Kannada Language, it
is said: a tasty pickle offered after the meal is of no consequence.
Posthumous award to Rajesh Khanna will not make his soul happy. It is
in our Country that the Government Babus will get busy to preen
themselves and their cohorts with awards and rewards, while the worthy
and deserving are left in the lurch. Mahatma Gandhi missed the Nobel
Prize, but when the Committee wanted to honour themselves by honouring
the Mahatma, it was too late. Very rarely does the Nobel Committee
awards the Prize posthumously. Janakiamma did the right thing in not
accepting the award. She has thwarted the Government's pompous
intentions in an inimitable way.

from:  Mysoorkar
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 18:44 IST

It's hilarious when she says that people's appreciation is the highest
award she can get at one place and at the same time says that she
deserves nothing but the Bharat Ratna!

from:  Mirchi Seth
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 18:37 IST

The great distinguished legend ghantasala was recommended padmavibhushan, the highest civilian award in 60's but govt. awarded padmasri only comparing him with rafi when AP govt. strongly reacted saying rafi is no way comparable to ghantasala, but only padmasri was awarded to ghantasala. This comparison with north indian singers has been there for long. S Janaki is a gifted singer, she should have been awarded long ago.

from:  S Sreenivas
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 18:17 IST

S. Janaki deserves nothing less than Bharat Ratna.

from:  Anish D Thrissur
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 18:17 IST

These awards have long lost their value because of all kinds of
considerations go into them. When the really deserving ones are
bracketed into the same league as far less deserving ones, the awards
turn into an insult to the former. Nagesh, for example, never received
any award, and there cannot be a more deserving comedian who deserved
it. Bharat Ratna lost its sheen when it was awarded to MGR due to
political considerations. I think Janaki has done the right thing in
turning down such tainted govt. awards.

from:  V. Vanamali
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 18:07 IST

An artist never works for any award. Mam, I respect you a lot but rejecting the award and demanding a bharat ratna is not such a good thing to do considering your position in the society.

from:  Sanjay Singh
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 17:56 IST

I certainly agree with S.Janaki"s remarks, this was evident when Vani
Jayaram was shown the door despite her talent by the then bollywood. Why
this disparity in recognising inspite of their yeoman service. Compare
the recogntion of saina and s.janaki. Did S.Janaki not excell in her
feild at the age of saina. We the public shall reward her more worthier
tributes than Padmabhushan everyday when we hear her songs.

from:  giridhar kumar
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 17:50 IST

The recognition should have come long long ago

from:  Srinivasan
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 17:50 IST

It is rather insulting rather than honouring the celebrities.Many stalwarts from south were never recognised by the central governments and the Padma Awards have become an annual ritual,than, honouring the deserving.It is better to discontinue the awards and stop insulting.We salute Janaki Amma for her uprightness.It is not a question of better late than never,but be on time to the right person.No politics,no favouritism.Only meritorious should be decorated.

from:  K.Sugavanam
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 17:39 IST

The first sign of a great personality is humility. How can a person say
that he deserves a particular award? This is for the judges and in this
case, for the government to decide. A very smug rhetoric that was most
unnecessary at this point.

from:  Ashish Mishra
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 17:37 IST

Kudos to the great Veteran for refusing the award. Many a times
government underestimate or ignore the legends. Not even a single week
passes without the melodious songs sung by her of yesteryear's in
Hyderabad and elsewhere FM's, such a golden and evergreen voice. She has
remained in hearts of Telugu and Tamil people and will live forever and
ever.

from:  Yusuf Hayath
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 17:28 IST

Always feel happy to find Indians with a strong spirit. Salute your spirit madam, too
bad the Indian government treats art with apathy. Thank you for the music.

from:  Sanjay Joshi
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 17:26 IST

A very dignified approach.

from:  sayaji
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 17:02 IST

Atleast S Janaki should consider herself fortunate that she has been given the Padma Bhushan during her lifetime. However the celebrated singer's grouse that South Indian artistes are often given a raw deal is not without substance as many of these awards are political in colour and a lot of bias goes into the selection. Janaki deserved this award at the peak of her career and that was denied to her. Similar is the case of the popular Malayalam actor who at 79 has just received the Padma Shri. A honour delayed is indeed a honour denied.

from:  C V ARAVIND
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 16:56 IST

Janakiamma, you are one of the most humble and versatile of all singers, with an immense contribution to south indian film and devotional music. By refusing the award, you have shown the government that art is about rasikas not the padma award selection panel. Since the government did not form an effective padma award panel all these years, that had the capability to identify great artists, such as yourself, you have sacrificed your award and highlighted an endemic deficiency in the governemnt. Kudus to you. But will the government recognize its deficiency? I doubt.

from:  Srikanth Ranganathan
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 16:30 IST

Best thing she has done. there is always a biased approach to the south
Indian artists. Janaki has talents much more than the value of the
award.

from:  chandru mani iyer
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 16:02 IST

Salute you mam!

from:  Arup Dey
Posted on: Jan 26, 2013 at 15:57 IST
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