2018 Padma awards

download (18)In keeping with its mission to honour “unsung heroes”, the government announced 85 Padma awards on Thursday.
Of these, three were Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan, and 73 Padma Shri.
16 awardees were either foreigners, PIOs, or NRIs, while three of the awards were conferred posthumously
Over 15,700 applications were received for this year’s awards, the ministry of home affairs said.
PADMA SHRI
Padma Shri awardees include scientist toymaker Arvind Gupta, healer Lakshmikutty, Gond artist Bhajju Shyam, 98-year-old social worker Sudhanshu Biswas, and ‘father of palliative care in India’ MR Rajagopal.
The list also includes activists Rani and Abhay Bang, social worker Lentina Ao Thakkar, wildlife conservationist Romulus Whitaker, Sampat Ramteke, Sanduk Ruit.
India’s first Paralympic gold medalist Murlikant Petkar, plastic road maker Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a housemaid who built a hospital for the poor Subhasini Mistry, midwife Sulagatti Narasamma, Tamil folk art exponent Vijayalakshmi, and monk physician Yeshi Dhoden are also among Padma Shri recipients.
PADMA BHUSHAN
Cricketer and former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni recieved the Padma Bhushan.
Other Padma Bhushan awardees include billiards player Pankaj Advani, Philipose Mar Chrysostom, Alexander Kadakia, Ramachandram Nagaswamy, Laxman Pai,Ved Prakash Nanda, Arvind Parikh, and Sharda Sinha.
PADMA VIBHUSHAN
Senior RSS ideologue P Parameswaran, who was instrumental in building the Sangh cadre in Kerala, was conferred the Padma Vibhushan.
Music composer Illaiyaraja and Ghulam Mustafa Khan are also recipients of the Padma Vibhushan.
“The Padma Vibhushan award conferred upon me is an indication of PM Modi-led government’s respect to Tamil people and Tamil Nadu,” ANI quoted Ilaiyaraaja as saying.
Here is a look at the complete list of this year’s Padma awardees:

 

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