Padma Awards 2018: 43 prominent personalities receive prestigious honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan [Photos]

Music composer Illaiyaraja, Classical singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Hindutva thinker P Parameswaran and 40 other prominent personalities were conferred the Padma awards for 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind

FP Staff March 20, 2018 22:31:05 IST
Noted music composer Illaiyaraja, Hindustani classical singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Hindutva thinker P Parameswaran and 40 other prominent personalities were conferred the prestigious Padma awards for 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on Tuesday. Kovind presents the award to Illaiyaraja. PTI
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Noted music composer Illaiyaraja, Hindustani classical singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Hindutva thinker P Parameswaran and 40 other prominent personalities were conferred the prestigious Padma awards for 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on Tuesday. Kovind presents the award to Illaiyaraja. PTI
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and several other dignitaries attended the function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Keeping its promise of honouring "unsung heroes", the government this year honoured with Padma awards several personalities who served the poor, set up free schools and popularised tribal arts globally. PTI
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Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and several other dignitaries attended the function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Keeping its promise of honouring "unsung heroes", the government this year honoured with Padma awards several personalities who served the poor, set up free schools and popularised tribal arts globally. PTI
Illaiyaraja, the president of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Parameswaran, and Hindustani classical singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan were conferred the Padma Vibhusan awards. Kovind presenting the award to Ghulam Mustafa Khan. PTI
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Illaiyaraja, the president of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari Parameswaran, and Hindustani classical singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan were conferred the Padma Vibhusan awards. Kovind presenting the award to Ghulam Mustafa Khan. PTI
Emeritus Metropolitan bishop of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church Philipose Mar Chrysostom, historian and archaeologist Ramachandran Nagaswamy, legal scholar Ved Prakash Nanda, and Hindustani classical musician and sitar player Pandit Arvind Parikh were conferred the Padma Bhushan awards. Kovind awarding Philipose Mar Chrysostom. PTI
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Emeritus Metropolitan bishop of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church Philipose Mar Chrysostom, historian and archaeologist Ramachandran Nagaswamy, legal scholar Ved Prakash Nanda, and Hindustani classical musician and sitar player Pandit Arvind Parikh were conferred the Padma Bhushan awards. Kovind awarding Philipose Mar Chrysostom. PTI
Among the 37 prominent personalities who were given the Padma Shri awards are Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth, Arvind Gupta, an IIT Kanpur alumnus who inspired generations of students to learn science from thrash and Lakshmikutty, a tribal woman from Kerala who prepares 500 herbal medicine from memory. Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to Srikanth. PTI
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Among the 37 prominent personalities who were given the Padma Shri awards are Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth, Arvind Gupta, an IIT Kanpur alumnus who inspired generations of students to learn science from thrash and Lakshmikutty, a tribal woman from Kerala who prepares 500 herbal medicine from memory. Kovind awards the Padma Shri award to Srikanth. PTI
This year, as many as 84 Padma awards were announced, including two duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one). The list comprises three Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan and 72 Padma Shri awards. Besides the 43 awardees, the remaining personalities will receive their award during a special function on 2 April. PTI
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This year, as many as 84 Padma awards were announced, including two duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one). The list comprises three Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan and 72 Padma Shri awards. Besides the 43 awardees, the remaining personalities will receive their award during a special function on 2 April. PTI