Late matinee idol and Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Ramarao may be conferred with Bharata Ratna, the country’s top honour.
According to reports, the proposal has finally reached the Prime Minister’s Office for scrutiny.
Replying to TDP MP Rammohan Naidu’s letter, Union minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju recently said that the PMO will look into the issue.
At a recent event, AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the son-in-law of NTR, said, “It is the desire of every Telugu to confer Bharat Ratna award to NTR. We appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept this long-pending demand of the Telugu people.”
He added: “NTR deserved the award for his contribution towards cinema and politics as he enjoyed unparalleled popularity in both in streams.”