112 people conferred for Padma Awards 2019

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On Friday, the President announced the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, for the year 2019. The awards are placed in three categories, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

This year the President gave awards to 112 prominent personalities. Here’s some of the names:

Padma Vibhushan

  • Ms. Teejan Bai (Art-Vocals-Folk)
  • Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Public Affairs)  Djibouti
  • Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik (Trade & Industry-Infrastructure)
  • Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (Art-Acting-Theatre)

Padma Bhushan

  • John Chambers (Trade & Industry-Technology)
  • Darshan Lal Jain (Social Work)
  • Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) for Literature & Education (Journalism)

Padma Shree

  • Shri Sunil Chhetri (Sports-Football)
  • Shri Prabhu Deva (Art-Dance)
  • Ms. Godawari Dutta (Art-Painting)
  • Shri Gautam Gambhir (Sports-Cricket)
  • Ms. Draupadi Ghimiray (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)
  • Ms. Rohini Godbole (Science & Engineering-Nuclear)
  • Ms. Friederike Irina (Foreigner) (Social Work-Animal Welfare)
  • Shri Rajani Kant (Social Work)
  • Shri Abdul Gafur Khatri (Art-Painting)

Here is the full list of awardees.

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