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Wahiuddin Khan to get Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavna Award

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan will be given the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award for his contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill.



New Delhi: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan will be
given the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award
for his contribution towards the promotion of communal
harmony, peace and goodwill.

A release issued by the advisory committee of the
Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award, AICC, said that Khan
will be given the award for his "outstanding contribution
towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and
goodwill".

The award, which was instituted to commemorate the
lasting contribution made by the former prime minister,
carries a citation and a cash award of Rs 5 lakhs. It
will be given on August 20, the birthday of Rajiv Gandhi.

Former recipients of the award include Mother Teresa,
shenai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, Grameen Bank founder Mohd
Yunus of Bangladesh, Hiteswar Saikia (former Assam Chief
Minister) and Subhadra Joshi (jointly), Lata Mangeshkar, Sunil
Dutt, Jagan Nath Kaul, Dilip Kumar and author Kapila
Vatsyayan.

Other recipients are civil society activists Teesta
Setalvad and Harsh Mander (jointly), S N Subbarao, Swami
Agnivesh and Madari Moideen (jointly), former president K R
Narayanan, Nirmala Deshpande, Hem Dutta, N Radhakrishnan and
Gautam Bhai.

PTI

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