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MP Minister Demands Withdrawal Of Teesta Setalvad's Padma Award

MP Minister Demands Withdrawal Of Teesta Setalvad's Padma Award

The Centre had in 2007 honoured Setalvad with the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in the country to recognise people's contribution in various spheres.

28 June 2022
Bengali Director Tarun Majumdar Hospitalized

Bengali Director Tarun Majumdar Hospitalized

Tarun Majumdar, a Bengali actor has been hospitalized on account of uneasiness.

21 June 2022

Santoor Maestro Bhajan Sopori Passes Away

Santoor maestro and renowned music composer Pandit Bhajan Sopori has passed away.

Anupam Kher Recalls The Time When He Fumbled While Saying Pandit Shivkumar Sharma's Name On Radio

Anupam Kher Recalls The Time When He Fumbled While Saying Pandit Shivkumar Sharma's Name On Radio

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed away on Tuesday. On social media, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, and Juhi Chawla paid tribute to him.

12 May 2022

Prasoon Joshi Mourns The Loss Of His Mother Sushma Joshi

CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi's mother passed away on April 24 morning.

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29 March 2022
Padma Awards 2022: Sonu Nigam, Victor Banerjee And Others Win The Prestigious Award

Padma Awards 2022: Sonu Nigam, Victor Banerjee And Others Win The Prestigious Award

Singer Sonu Nigam, actor Victor Banerjee, Marathi singer Sulochana Chavan, singer Madhuri Barthwal, musician Ballesh Bhajantri and filmmaker Chandraprakash...


28 March 2022
SP Balasubrahmanyam’s Last Unreleased Song Immortalised on NFT Platform

SP Balasubrahmanyam’s Last Unreleased Song Immortalised on NFT Platform

Diginoor, an NFT platform, has launched an unreleased Tamil devotional song of the legendary Indian playback singer


07 March 2022
Neelanjana Ray Wins Rs 10 lakhs As She Lifts The Trophy Of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'

Neelanjana Ray Wins Rs 10 lakhs As She Lifts The Trophy Of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'

'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' contestant Neelanjana has won the latest season of the show. Along with the trophy, she has also won Rs. 10 lakhs.


27 January 2022
Faisal Ali Dar: Why This Padma Award Winner Is Jammu And Kashmir's Pride

Faisal Ali Dar: Why This Padma Award Winner Is Jammu And Kashmir's Pride

Faisal Ali Dar got the Padma Shri in 2022. The government has recognised the Bruce Lee fan's endeavour to spread sports in Jammu and Kashmir.


26 January 2022
Padma Shri Recipient Lalita Vakil Devoted Her Life To ‘Chamba Rumal’

Padma Shri Recipient Lalita Vakil Devoted Her Life To ‘Chamba Rumal’

Married at 15, Lalita Vakil put her life in ‘Chamba Rumal’ – a world ranking Himalayan embroidery.


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26 January 2022
Here Are The Indian Film Personalities To Have Been Awarded Padma Awards This Year

Here Are The Indian Film Personalities To Have Been Awarded Padma Awards This Year

President Ram Nath Kovind approved the names of 128 Padma Award recipients on Tuesday. Veteran actor Victor Banerjee, playback singer Sonu Nigam, and filmmaker...


26 January 2022
Awarded For Taking Varsity To Greater Heights: Jamia VC Najma Akhtar After Getting Padma Shri

Awarded For Taking Varsity To Greater Heights: Jamia VC Najma Akhtar After Getting Padma Shri

Akhtar was appointed as the vice chancellor (VC) in April 2019, the same year which saw protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December.


26 January 2022
Padma Awards 2022: Tabla Exponent Anindya Chatterjee Rejects Padma Shri

Padma Awards 2022: Tabla Exponent Anindya Chatterjee Rejects Padma Shri

'I am not ready to receive Padma Shri at this phase of my career. I have passed that phase', said the eminent percussionist Anindya Chatterjee.


26 January 2022
Victor Banerjee | An Artiste, A Legend 

Victor Banerjee | An Artiste, A Legend 

Ray, Polanski, David Lean – Victor Banerjee's celluloid repertoire stood out from the start as he chose to play character roles than succumbing to the easy...


26 January 2022
Patnaik Congratulates Padma Awardees From Odisha, COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers

Patnaik Congratulates Padma Awardees From Odisha, COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers

The Padma awards, considered the highest civilian awards of the country, will be conferred by the President at a ceremonial function in Rashtrapati Bhawan in...


26 January 2022
Jamia's First Female V-C Conferred With Padma Shri

Jamia's First Female V-C Conferred With Padma Shri

Najma Akhtar holds the distinction of being the first woman vice-chancellor of the university, and probably also the first VC of any central university in the...


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25 January 2022
Padma Awards 2022 | A Star-Packed List Of 128 Winners

Padma Awards 2022 | A Star-Packed List Of 128 Winners

‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’...


21 January 2022
Gauhati HC Cancels Bail Of Padma Shri Awardee For Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

Gauhati HC Cancels Bail Of Padma Shri Awardee For Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

Uddhab Kumar Bharali, a Padma Shri awardee's bail has been cancelled by the Gauhati High Court for alleged sexual abuse of a minor girl he was fostering.


16 November 2021
Manjamma Jogathi: A Journey From Pain To Liberation

Manjamma Jogathi: A Journey From Pain To Liberation

Manjamma Jogathi is today known as Matha B Manjamma Jogathi, the transgender dancer who received Padma Shri for her contribution to art. Here's her journey so...


10 November 2021
Who Is Manjamma Jogathi, The Transgender Dancer Who Received Padma Shri

Who Is Manjamma Jogathi, The Transgender Dancer Who Received Padma Shri

Manjamma’s journey started as a street beggar. She was sexually abused and was on the verge of suicide. From there, she emerged as a dancer.


08 November 2021
Suresh Wadkar: “Bollywood Music Has Lost Its Charm”

Suresh Wadkar: “Bollywood Music Has Lost Its Charm”

In conversation with Indian playback singer, Suresh Wadkar on winning the Padma Shri award. He says that it has been a long wait and he is happy to get this...


10 August 2021
Carnatic Music Maestro Avasarala Lauded By Congress In US

Carnatic Music Maestro Avasarala Lauded By Congress In US

Wishing to honour the life and talent of Avasarala Kanyakumari Kanyakumari, a revered master violinist, composer, and teacher in the Indian Carnatic musical...


23 February 2021
Padma Shree Nominee, Who Has Cremated Over 25,000 Bodies, Can't Afford Treatment Due To Poverty

Padma Shree Nominee, Who Has Cremated Over 25,000 Bodies, Can't Afford Treatment Due To Poverty

Mohammad Shareef, also known as 'messiah of lawarais lashen', has been bed-ridden at his home in Mohalla Khirki Ali Beg in Ayodhya.


26 January 2021
Better Than Never: PT Usha's Coach O M Nambiar Talks About 'Late'  Padma Recognition

Better Than Never: PT Usha's Coach O M Nambiar Talks About 'Late' Padma Recognition

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...


26 January 2021
72nd Republic Day: Mouma Das, Six Other Sportspersons Awarded Padma Shri

72nd Republic Day: Mouma Das, Six Other Sportspersons Awarded 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


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