‘Padma Vibhushan’ award to former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna, was a minister in the Manmohan Singh government

Padma Vibhushan 2023: The names of the Padma awardees have been announced on Wednesday (January 25) on the eve of Republic Day. For 2023, the President has approved the award of ‘Padma Vibhushan’ to 6 people. Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and External Affairs Minister in the Manmohan government, SM Krishna will be given the Padma Vibhushan Award. 

SM Krishna has been a veteran Congress leader. SM Krishna is 90 years old. Krishna was earlier associated with the Congress for almost 50 years. Former CM of Karnataka S. In 2017, M. Krishna left the Congress and joined the BJP. Recently, senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka S.M. Citing age, Krishna has said that he will gradually distance himself from public life and retire from active politics. 

Krishna told the media on January 4, 2023, “I came to know that the discussion about me is not being seen much (in public), we all should know about our age. At the age of 90, we cannot act like a 50 year old. Respecting this aspect of age, I am gradually withdrawing from public life.”

Inform that apart from SM Krishna, late Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, late Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis, father of ORS, musician Zakir Hussain, late Bal Krishna Doshi and Srinivas Vardhan are being given Padma Vibhushan.

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