The Delhi government has recommended and submitted eight names online for the Padma awards. While seven names have been recommended for Padma Shri, one name has been recommended for Padma Bhushan.
The name of Padma Shri Dr Harsh Mahajan of Mahajan Imaging has been been recommended for Padma Bhushan in the field of medicine.
Those recommended for Padma Shri are:
# Prof C R Babu for his contribution in the field of Science and Engineering. Babu had founded the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems.
# Asghar Wajahat, scholar and fiction writer, novelist, playwright and documentary filmmaker, in the field of Literature and Education.
# Dr Khalid Mahmood, from Jamia Millia Islamia’s department of Urdu, in the field of Literature and Education.
# Mangu Singh, managing director of Delhi Metro, in the field of science and engineering.
# Dr Om Prakash Yadava and Dr Shekhar Agarwal in the field of medicine. Dr Agarwal is known as one of the top knee replacement surgeons in the country.
# Dr Sanjay Tyagi, cardiologist, for his contributions in the field of medicine.
Among the eight names recommended for the prestigious awards, seven have come from Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung and one has been sent by a committee under the chairmanship of the chief secretary of Delhi.
Sources in the government said recommendations by any of the three people — LG, Chief Minister, and chief secretary, would be treated as valid recommendations.