Bhubaneswar: Even as netizens ran a social media campaign to confer Bharat Ratna either on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or late singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, some Twitterati demanded the same for farmers and scientists.
Some netizens wished the former Prime Minister on his 88th birthday on Saturday and applauded his economic reforms. Some justified his contributions as being suitable for the prestigious award.
Getting emotional over the demise of legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, fans ran a campaign on Twitter to nominate him for Bharat Ratna for his contribution to music. Taking it further, some fans even started an online petition, “Bharat Ratna to SP Balasubrahmanyam”, through change.org.
Here are some of the tweets:
Bharat ratna should not be given to any film actor because they wanted to be known and famous for acting skills.
They didn't do it for the country.
But now they say they did this for the country.
Show me one person who is a farmer and received a
— Mohd Shakeel Khan (@xhakeelda) September 25, 2020
A bit surprising that Homi Bhabha, Vikram Sarabhai and Satish Dhawan have still not been awarded the 'Bharat Ratna'.
Three scientists and institution builders who set India on the path of self reliance in two very critical area of strategic importance… Atomic Energy and Space! https://t.co/oG9iK0zKaQ
— Amit Paranjape (@aparanjape) September 25, 2020
Greetings to former Prime Minister and greatest Economist & Indian Economic Reformers Dr. Manmohan Singh ji on his birthday. 🙏🏻 he must Deserve Bharat Ratna ….#HappyBirthdayDrMMSingh pic.twitter.com/mdrduqd0RD
— Chandan Pani (@KingdomOfKnowl1) September 26, 2020
– Padma Shri (2001)
– Padma Bhushan (2011)
– And hopefully a posthumous Bharat Ratna too; no one deserves it more!
– 6 National Awards (3 Telugu, 1 each Tamil, Kannada, Hindi)
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) September 25, 2020
No words 2 greet him on his birthday. Wishing him good health.
Once who criticised him4criticism sake r now recommending him 4 Bharat Ratna ! realise he is classy when compared 2 disgusting current #Indian leadership.
— Anil Cherukara (@Anilcherukara) September 26, 2020
— कुमार-भानु: ಕುಮಾರ ಭಾನು (@kumar856) September 25, 2020
YES..👍…He deserves BHARAT RATNA..✌👏👏👏👏👏👏👏for his ****Truthful & Trustful services..to India & Indians☝..in all sphere of services.
***Great PM of INDIA..& Renowned world Statesman & Leader
***ECONOMIST…among world Intelligentsia /Elite
***Great Human & Humanitarian pic.twitter.com/9ymP04B89B
— SinghN (@SinghN458) September 26, 2020
— Partha R Chary🇮🇳 (@rspchary) September 26, 2020
— Chacha Chaudhary (@ChaudharyUncle) September 26, 2020
Sixteen languages, forty thousand songs. A great artist that everyone loved. A musician who has performed feats that no one can achieve anymore. The country should thank and honor him with the Bharat Ratna award.#PaadumNila#RIPSPBSir #RIPSPB #RIPSPBalaSubramanyam pic.twitter.com/uLq2xag7Lc
— Lingesuvaran (@lingesuvaran) September 26, 2020
#SPB #SPBalasubrahmanyam deserves a Bharat Ratna. For his incredible contribution to music, art & culture. And his amazing humility. What an ideal citizen we have lost. @rashtrapatibhvn @narendramodi @PMOIndia @CMOTamilNadu @mafoikprajan#BharatRatnaForSPB@vishy64theking
— Sanjay Pinto (@Sanjay_Pinto) September 26, 2020
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 26, 2020