Naveen Patnaik backs sister Gita Mehta's Padma Shri refusal

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Naveen Patnaik backs sister Gita Mehta's Padma Shri refusal

Jan 28, 2019 19:03 IST

Three days after author Gita Mehta turned down the Padma Shri conferred upon her, her brother and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik backed her decision and said that she had every right to do whatever she desired. Gita, who was awarded for her outstanding contribution in the field of art and literature, turned down the honor citing its timing just ahead of the general elections.

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