Padma Shri Award 2021: Meet those 14 Muslim personalities who got the Padma Shri award by the President of India
Padma Shri Award 2021: Meet those 14 Muslim personalities who got the Padma Shri award by the President of India, The BJP-led Hindu nationalist government has conferred Padma awards on 119 personalities. The awardees include eight Muslims.
1. President of India presents Padma Shri to Shri Shareef Chacha, for Public Affairs
President of India Ram Nath Kovind presents Padma Shri award to Shareef Chacha at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday.
Mohammad Shareef, popularly known as Shareef Chacha, was a bicycle mechanic. His eldest son Raees was murdered in 1992 on way to Sultanpur, a neighbouring district of Ayodhya (then Faizabad). With his unclaimed body lying on the road, it was devoured by stray animals.
After this incident, Shareef Chacha started performing the last rites of the unidentified bodies. He used to visit police stations, hospitals, railway stations and mortuary in search of unclaimed bodies. The bodies are handed over to him by police only after nobody claims it for 72 hours. He gave honour in death to over 25,000 people.
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