Shankar Mahadevan on getting Padma Shri: Better to get it late than have people say 'you got awarded too soon'
'It's a compliment for me when people say that I should have been awarded way before,' says music composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan on his Padma Shri honour.
Ace music composer Shankar Mahadevan was honoured with the Padma Shri Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday.
He shared his thoughts on receiving the honour with Firstpost exclusively. Shankar said, "These things are very very special. I think it's a matter of national honour as it is the fourth highest civilian national honour which a person can get. Just look at it, such a big honour. It's great that the Government of India felt that I would be capable enough of getting this honour. I don't know whether I'm capable enough or not, but the fact that I got this it means it has given me responsibility towards our music, our culture and our classical music to be propagated to the rest of the world."
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