PT Usha was conferred the Padma Shri in 1985 while O M Nambiar, presented the Dronacharya that year, had to wait for another 36 years before the nation's fourth highest civillian honour came his way
President Ram Nath Kovind approved the conferment of 119 Padma awards --seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri
Every year, the award winners are announced on the eve of Republic Day. The Padma awardees are felicitated by the President of India
Eminent aerospace scientist died after suffering a brain haemorrhage
IM Vijayan formed a prolific strike partnership for India alongside Bhaichung Bhutia and helped the team score various vital goals in international tournaments
Vinesh Phogat questioned the government's decision and said that deserving athletes were left out of the Padma awards list
Jagdish Lal Ahuja, who serves free food to patients and attendants outside PGI hospital in Chandigarh, and Mohammed Sharif, who has performed last rites of over 25,000 unclaimed bodies are among unsung heroes awarded the coveted Padma Shri award this year
Late Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes given Padma Vibhushan, Manohar Parrikar Gets Padma Bhushan.
Eight sportspersons were named for the prestigious Padma awards on the eve of the 2020 Republic Day, and they are Mary Kom (Padma Vibhushan), P V Sindhu (Padma Bhushan), Zaheer Khan, Rani Rampal, M P Ganesh, Jitu Rai, Bembem Oinam and Tarundeep Rai -- all Padma Shri
Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Industrialist Anand Mahindra among those awarded Padma Bhushan.
Leela Samson, a Padma Shree awardee and also a former chairperson of CBFC, has been booked for alleged "unfruitful expenditure" of Rs 7.02 crore on the renovation of Koothambalam auditorium of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai.
The Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian awards of the country -- are conferred in three categories: the Padma Vibhushan, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri.
Mehta had been named for the Padma Shri in the 'Foreigners' category for her outstanding contribution to the field of art and literature.
The awardees for the year were announced on the eve of India's 70th Republic Day.
Chhetri in a series of tweets thanked his family and fans for their support and also indicated that there is no chance of an international retirement round the corner for the second highest goal-getter (among current players) in international football after Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mukherjee pursued History, Political Science and Law from Kolkata University and embarked on his professional life as a college teacher and journalist.
Hazarika's songs resonate among music lovers of all ages and he was considered a legend in his lifetime.
Mukherjee, fondly known as 'Pranab Da', will be the sixth president to be receive this award. He was the president between 2012 and 2017.
An injured BJP worker being carried after being beaten by alleged TMC workers, during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
BJP leader Subhendu Adhikari addresses during last day of by-poll election campaign in support of party candidate Priyanka Tibrewal (unseen) at Bhawanipur constituency, in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
A rickshaw-puller rides past the mural depicting Hindu god Hanuman, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Debris lie on the ground after a three-storey building that housed metro construction workers collapsed in Lakkasandra area in Bengaluru. No casualties reported so far.PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
People line up at an Apple Store to buy the latest iPhone 13 handsets in Nanning in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of...AP/PTI
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