While fighting terrorists, some deaths are more important than others. So Shashank Shinde of the Mumbai Police who died on 26/11 was awarded a lesser prize than the others who fought the same terrorists at the same time.
Presumably the government has a "quota" for awards.
The government in its wisdom, also completely bypassed the two boxers from Haryana (Sushil Kumar and Vijendra)who got Olympic 2008 Bronzes.
But Aisharway Rai, gets a Padma Shri, for completely unkown reasons. Harbhajan Singh, diito.
Fighting terrorists to death , Inspector Shinde, is not enough
For the country's award, you need connections and stuff,
If you're pretty, shake in movies,, and mostly smile,
They'll give you a Padma Shri award after a while,
And for Olympic Bronze winners, its even more tough.....