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Cancer survivor to get Padma Shri for his Thewa Art

DNJAI55633 | 2/19/2015 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :259

How does it feel to be honoured with the much coveted Padma Shri and to also emerge triumphant against the battle against cancer?
For the 62-year-old Mahesh Raj Soni, his new life is even luckier than the previous one!
Soni, who has already won a national award for his work in the field of ancient “Thewa Kala” (a traditional art of embossing gold on coloured glass murals, also called glass gilding), will be honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri this year.  For Soni, this comes after a three year long fight with throat cancer.
He is one of the 19 cancer survivors, who were being honoured at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (BMCHRC) on the occasion of Cancer Survivor Day. Several notable personali
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