Twelve more eminent personalities on 1 December 2016 were bestowed with the prestigious Yash Bharti Award 2016 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
With this, a total of 77 personalities have so far received the highest award of the state for the year 2016.
The personalities who received the award are:
- Lieutenant General (Retd.) AK Singh
- Dr Manzur Hasan: Renowned cardiologist of the country
- Dr Deen Muhammad Deen: Hindi litterateur
- Suhas LY: District Magistrate of Azamgarh. He also won gold medal in badminton at Beijing Paralympics.
- Dr Abbas Raza Naiyyar: HOD of Urdu department of Lucknow University
- Murad Ali Khan: Trap shooter
- Rachna Govil: Sportsperson
- Pramod Kumar Choudhary: Social activist
About Yash Bharti Awards
- Yash Bharti Awards was instituted by Mulayam Singh Yadav Government in 1994.
- The award is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh Government for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk and classical music and sports.
- The award carries cash prize of 11 lakh rupees, a citation and a shawl.
- The award was discontinued by the Bahujan Samaj Party Government from 2007-2013, but later it was revived after a gap of six years.