Sailm Khan, renowned lyricist and father of Bollywood top hero Salman Khan rejected the Padmasri honour presented by PM Modi led Union Government.
He said while many of his juniors were recognised earlier, successive Union Governments ignored him insulting his talent. He said he got the recongintion after many years of delay.
Sailm Khan who started working with Javed Akthar in 1970s penned scripts for evergreen classics like Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay, Deewar and Mr.India. Salim Khan however thanked the Modi led Union Government for recognising his talent and contribution to the film industry while successive governments refused to recognise and conveniently sidelined him.