Watch: Famous Indians Who Have Turned Down Prestigious Awards

Here are some Indians who weren't too eager to accept the gesture and appreciation showered on them.

As a nation, we love honouring achievements. From Padma Shri to the Filmfare, Indians who achieve greatness in literature, film, music, journalism, social work, sports, science are rewarded for their hard work and dedication but what happens if they don’t want to be honoured? 

For decades, the recipients have been renouncing their awards to make a statement and show their displeasure, indignation against the government.

Some of them renounce the honour to express their rage against terror attacks, killings, lynchings and sometimes it is a matter of personal hurt or pride.

Also Read: Meet These Incredible Recipients Of Padma Awards 2018 Who Have Dedicated Their Lives To Serve The Public

Let’s have a look at some prominent Indian faces who took the high road instead.

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Sources: Wikipedia, Indian Express, Times Of India

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