OMG..Yogi will take away awards given by Mulayam, Akhilesh!
| April 21, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a review of the prestigious Yash Bharti Awards that were started by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
In a late Thursday night review of the work of the Culture Department, Adityanath asked officials to look into the list of awardees and fish out the names of non-deserving candidates.
Akhilesh Yadav had continued with the awards, which carried a cash prize of Rs 11 lakh and a lifelong monthly pension of Rs 50,000. They were given to as many as 80 persons from different walks of life.
The awards came under scrutiny after charges of favouritism and nepotism were levelled against the patrons.
Adityanath has asked officials to find out on what merit the awards were given and take necessary action once the review found people guilty of the above mentioned charges.
He also told officials of the Culture Department that in future whatever awards were given, there should be place for whims.
Besides the Bachchans, Amitabh, Jaya and Abhishek here is the list of the recipients of Yash Bharati Awards. The Bachchans have denied the monthly pensions though. 2016 Imran Pratapgarhi: Urdu Poetry Ustaad gulfam: classical music Sony Chaurasia: Kathak Kashinath Yadav Birha Aftab Sabri, Hashim Sabri): Qawwali Mo. Aslam Warsi: Sufi singing Gyanendra Pandey: Cricket Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Cricket Praveen Kumar: Cricket Chawla: Cricket Santosh Anand: Songwriter Naseeruddin Shah: acting Saurabh Shukla: Director Anubhav Sinha: Director Sumona Chakravarti : TV actress Swaroop Kumar Kumar Bakshi: Literature Anil Rastogi: Theatre personnel Nawab Mir Jafar Abdullah: Sports Suman Yadav: game Mo. Bashir Badar: Literature Venkat Changavli: philanthropy Farooq Ahmed: philanthropy Dr Sabiha Anwar: Education Dr. Rakesh Kapoor: Medicine Syed Mohd. Hssna: Greek Medical Yogesh Mishra: Journalism Kamar Rahman: Education & Science Manoj Muntashir: lyricist Begum Habibullah: Social Service Pandit Vishwanath: Classical Music DR. Ratish Agarwal Medical Raj Krishna Mishra: Literature Rajendra Singh: Water Harvesting Manendra Kumar Mishra: Writing Gen Anil Chait: Military service Maheshwar Tiwari: Literature Sarvesh Asthana: Literature Oma Dapak: Literature Deepraj Rana: Film Direction Ravi Kapoor: Photography Dr. Deepak Agrawal Medical DR. Ramratan Raina Medical DR. Shivani Matnhelia: Classical Music Ashok Nigam: Journalism Arjun Bajpai: Hiking Vijay Shekhar Sharma: Mobile Banking Gargi Yadav: Wrestling Ram Milan Yadav: Wrestling Rama Kant Yadav: Medical Atam Prakash Mishra: Television Gaur Das Chowdhury: Medical Noor Alassaba: Artist & Portraitist Chakresh Kumar Jain: Handicraft Varun Kumar: Para Olympics
Lodi Mohammad Safi Khan alias 'Bekal Utsahi': Literature Devi Prasad Pandey "Adig": Literature Khushbir Singh 'Shad': Literature DR.Gyan Chaturvedi: Literature DR. Vishnu Saxena: Literature Hamid Ullah 'Hamid hadee': Literature Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra: Classical Vocal Anup Jalota: choral singing Shubha Mudgal: Classical Vocal Ravindra Jain: Music Ravindra Jain: Music Pandit Vikas Mahraj: sarod Rekha Bhardwaj: light music Pro. Rita Gaguli: singing Upshastriy Kailash Kher: singing Rahat Ali Khan Sabri: Ghazals, Sufi songs and singing Hira Lal Yadav :Lokgayn Bansh Gopal Yadav : singing Alhaa Vishnu Yadav singing Birha Pro. Jaikrishna Agarwal: painter Raj Kumar Varma: Painter, Micro-painting Krishn Kanhai & Govind Kanhai Gold-painter Nadeem Iftikhar Khan: Wood-Art Prof Ravi Kant (surgeon): Medical Education DR. Jagdish Gandhi: Education Pro. Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi 'Wagish Shastri': Education DR. Kumkum Dhar: Kathak Geetanjali Sharma: Charkula dance Sheetala Pandey 'Samir': film lyricist Yogesh Gaur: Songwriter DR. Urmil Kumar Thapliyal: Public Theatre Ashok Kumar Singh: Hockey Bachan Lal Yadav: Wrestling Munawar Anjar: Judo DR. RP Singh: Hockey Dharmendra Yadav: Boxing Bhagat Singh: Wrestling Vijay Pal Yadav: Wrestling Rajesh Kumar Yadav: Sailing Abhishek Yadav: Martial-Arts Shweta Priyadarshini: Chess Avinash Kumar Yadav: Sports Alka Tomar: Female Wrestling Poonam Yadav: Weight lifting Raj Kumar: Wrestling Pro. Sayyed Hakim Jillurrhman Greek Medicine Buddhi Prakash: Yoga and Naturopathy DR. CS Yadav: Medical Dr. Rakesh Yadav: Medical TP Trivedi: Astrology Vinod Mehta: Journalism Jasjit Singh Gill alias Jimmy Shergill: film acting Nawazuddin Siddiqui: film acting Girdhar Lal Mishra Ramanandacharya Jagadguru Swami Bhadracharya: philanthropy Darshan Singh Yadav: philanthropy Ramesh Bhaiya: philanthropy Yogendra Yadav: Military service