Virat Kohli and Sakshi Malik to receive Padma Shri, Madhya Pradesh’s late CM Patwa also in list

awardSeven sportspersons, including Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Olympian Sakshi Malik were among the Padma Shri recipients announced on Wednesday. Senior political leaders Sharad Pawar and Murli Manohar Joshi will be conferred the Padma Vibushan this year while Grammy-winning classical musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt was named for the Padma Bhushan.

Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Agitok Sangma also became the first person from Meghalaya to be awarded the Padma Vibhushan award (posthumously), his family said on Wednesday.

Seven recipients are selected each for Padma Bhushan and Vibhushan awards, India’s highest honours for civilians. The awards are announced annually on the eve of Republic Day.

The Padma awards are conferred by the President at ceremonial functions held at Rashtrapati Bhawan around March/ April every year.

This year, President Pranab Mukherjee approved Padma awards for 89 recipients, according to a government statement.

 

Here’s a list of the recipients:

 

PADMA BHUSHAN

 

NAME            FIELD            STATE/COUNTRY

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt  Art – music      Rajasthan

Prof/Dr Devi Prasad Dwivedi

Literature and education          Uttar Pradesh

Tehemton Udwadia     Medicine         Maharashtra

Ratna Sundar Maharaj            Others – spiritualism   Gujarat

Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati

 

Others – yoga   Bihar

HRH Princess Maha Chakra Sirindhorn (foreigner)

 

Literature and education          Thailand

Late Cho Ramaswamy            Literature and education – journalism  Tamil Nadu

PADMA VIBHUSHAN

 

NAME            FIELD STATE

KJ Yesudas     Art – music      Kerala

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev         Others – spiritualism    Tamil Nadu

Sharad Pawar  Public affairs   Maharashtra

Murli Manohar Joshi   Public affairs   Uttar Pradesh

Udipi Ramachandra Rao         Science and engineering          Karnataka

Late Sunder Lal Patwa            Public affairs   Madhya Pradesh

Late PA Sangma         Public affairs   Meghalaya

The full list of Padma awards is here:

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