Today Centre disallowed suggestions to consider cricketer MS Dhoni, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and controversial spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for Padma Award.
Some other personalities, whose nominations are not considered, include music composer Anu Malik and journalist Arnab Goswami. No reason is mentioned by home ministry for rejection they made.
In current year President Pranab Mukherjee accepted Padma awards for 89 receivers, Kirron Kher nominated Airhostess Neerja Bhanot lost her life during a hijack in 1986.
Cabinet secretary, secretary to President and actor Waheeda Rehman were among other member to nominate for Padma Award.