Padma Awards 2018: MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani, Manoj Joshi among noted personalities conferred honour [Photos]

Former India cricket captain MS Dhoni, ace cueist Pankaj Advani and actor Manoj Joshi were among several noted personalities who received the Padma awards from President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi

FP Staff April 03, 2018 22:35:30 IST
Former India cricket captain MS Dhoni, ace cueist Pankaj Advani and actor Manoj Joshi were among several noted personalities who received the Padma awards from President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi on Monday. Twitter@narendramodi
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Former India cricket captain MS Dhoni, ace cueist Pankaj Advani and actor Manoj Joshi were among several noted personalities who received the Padma awards from President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi on Monday. Twitter@narendramodi
Dressed in an army uniform, Dhoni marched to the dais to receive Padma Bhushan from the president amid a huge round of applause from the audience. Dhoni was conferred with the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel by the Indian territorial army in 2011. PTI
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Dressed in an army uniform, Dhoni marched to the dais to receive Padma Bhushan from the president amid a huge round of applause from the audience. Dhoni was conferred with the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel by the Indian territorial army in 2011. PTI
Besides Dhoni and Advani, folk artist Sharda Sinha, contemporary Indian artist Laxman Pai and former Ambassador of Russia to India, Alexander Kadakin (posthumously), were also presented with the Padma Bhushan, the country's third-highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan, by Kovind. Advani greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Twitter@narendramodi
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Besides Dhoni and Advani, folk artist Sharda Sinha, contemporary Indian artist Laxman Pai and former Ambassador of Russia to India, Alexander Kadakin (posthumously), were also presented with the Padma Bhushan, the country's third-highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan, by Kovind. Advani greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Twitter@narendramodi
The president presented five Padma Bhushan and 38 Padma Shri awards at the civil investiture ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan were among several dignitaries present at the function. PTI
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The president presented five Padma Bhushan and 38 Padma Shri awards at the civil investiture ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan were among several dignitaries present at the function. PTI
People from different walks of life were awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, during the ceremony. Veteran actor Manoj Joshi, Dasmodar Ganesh Bapat, who is working towards the eradication of leprosy, and L Subadani Devi, Manipur-based weaver, were among those presented with Padma Shri. Manoj Joshi being awarded the Padma Shri by Kovind. PTI
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People from different walks of life were awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, during the ceremony. Veteran actor Manoj Joshi, Dasmodar Ganesh Bapat, who is working towards the eradication of leprosy, and L Subadani Devi, Manipur-based weaver, were among those presented with Padma Shri. Manoj Joshi being awarded the Padma Shri by Kovind. PTI
The award was conferred to foreigners also. Malaysia's Datuk Ramli Ibrahim (Art-dance), Bounlap Keokangna of Laos (for architecture), Cambodia's Hun Many (public affairs), Japan's Prof Tomio Mizokami (literature and education), Myanmar's Thant Myint-U (public affairs), Indonesia's Bapak Nyoman Nuarta (art-sculpture) and many others were also conferred Padma Shri. Twitter@narendramodi
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The award was conferred to foreigners also. Malaysia's Datuk Ramli Ibrahim (Art-dance), Bounlap Keokangna of Laos (for architecture), Cambodia's Hun Many (public affairs), Japan's Prof Tomio Mizokami (literature and education), Myanmar's Thant Myint-U (public affairs), Indonesia's Bapak Nyoman Nuarta (art-sculpture) and many others were also conferred Padma Shri. Twitter@narendramodi