Naseeruddin, Bhuvneshwar, Yogesh Mishra among the Yash Bharti awardees in UP
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced the names to be honoured with the prestigious Yash Bharti award. Among the recipients are senior journalist Yogesh Mishra, actor Naseeruddin Shah, Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma and others.
The award is given annually by Culture Department of UP government and will be presented by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on October 28 next.
Yash Bharti comes with a cash prize of Rs 11 lakh, citation and a shawl. The awardees are also eligible for a monthly pension of Rs 50,000 for their life.
Yash Bharti award were instituted in 1994 by the then CM Mulayam Singh Yadav but were discontinued between 2007 and 2012 by Mayawati. It has since been revived by CM Akhilesh Yadav.