Thought of my brother: Gita Mehta on declining Padma

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Thought of my brother: Gita Mehta on declining Padma

Jan 28, 2019 08:18 IST

Author Gita Mehta, who declined to accept the Padma Shri award, saying its timing could be ‘misconstrued’ in an election year, has told the Hindustan Times that she didn’t want to cause embarrassment to her brother and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a sensitive time. Mehta said had she accepted the honour she could have even faced accusations of nepotism.