Good friend of Parsi Khabar, and amazing script writer, film maker and photographer Sooni Taraporevala was one of the two Parsis bestowed with the Padma Shri on the occassion of the 65th Republic Day of India. This award is bestowed by the President of India and is the fourth highest civilian national award.
The second winner is the acclaimed poet Keki N. Daruwalla.
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