Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri, Advani, Bachchan to receive Padma awards on Republic Day

Economist Bibek Debroy, mediapersons Rajat Sharma, Swapan Dasgupta, Hari Shankar Vyas, late actor Pran have also been nominated for the award.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: January 25, 2015 9:12 am
Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and LK Advani are among those to be conferred the Padma awards this Republic Day. Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and LK Advani are among those to be conferred the Padma awards this Republic Day.

Spiritual gurus and BJP sympathisers Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth, BJP veteran L K Advani and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and more than two dozen doctors are among those to be conferred the Padma awards this Republic Day.

Advani and Badal are the only two politicians who find place in the list of 148 recipients. Actor Dilip Kumar, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, who worked on the BJP’s advertisement campaign for the Lok Sabha elections, and scriptwriter Salim Khan, father of actor Salman Khan, also figure in the list.

Sports personalities chosen for the awards are hockey team captain Sardara Singh, badminton player P V Sindhu, chess grandmaster Sasikiran Krishnan, wrestler Sushil Kumar, his coach Satpal and Arunima Sinha, the first women amputee mountaineer to climb Mount Everest.

READ: Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award

Economist Bibek Debroy, now a member of NITI Aayog, mediapersons Rajat Sharma, Swapan Dasgupta, Hari Shankar Vyas, late actor Pran have also been nominated for the award.

Former bureaucrats who figure in the list are former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami, K S Bajpai, P V Rajaraman. Agriculture economist Ashok Gulati, senior lawyers Harish Salve, K K Venugopal and constitutional expert Subhash Kashyap too will be conferred the country’s highest civilian awards.

Business persons Shiv Nadar (HCL), Cipla’s Y K Hamid and T V Mohandas Pai (formerly of Infosys) have made it to the list.

From art and culture, the recipients include A Kanyakumari (Carnatic violinist), Girija Devi (Hindustani vocalist), L Subramaniam (musician), Malini Awasthi (folk singer), Smriti Biswas (actor), Sudha Raghunathan (Carnatic vocalist), music directors Anu Malik and Ravindra Jain and Assamese film director Jahnu Barua.

Following the recent space mission successes, two scientists from ISRO, S Arunan of MOM, and S K Shivkumar of Chandrayaan, will be felicitated. Chewang Norphel, popularly known as iceman who built artificial glaciers in Ladakh, Jadav Molai Peyang (tribal environmentalist), Neil Herbert Nonkynrih of the famous Shillong Choir, Manoj Das (Oriya writer) also figure in the list.

A large number of religious leaders too are there: Late Syedna Mohd Burhanuddin (Dawoodi Bohra community), Theg Tse Rinpoche (Tawang monastery), Shivakumara Swami (head of Shree Siddaganga Mutt, Tumkur), Jagatguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya (Tulsi Peeth) and Swami Satyamitranand Giri (Samanvaya Kutir at Haridwar).

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    Paul
    Jan 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm
    Samir, please do not be jealous. Just work hard. You can make it.
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      ajay
      Jan 23, 2015 at 11:19 pm
      Bharat Bhushan or Padma Bhushan?
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        ajay
        Jan 23, 2015 at 11:19 pm
        Bharat Bhushan or Padma Bhushan?
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          ASHOK
          Jan 23, 2015 at 8:07 am
          ALL ARE POLITICS NOW A DAYS AWARDS GIVEN THE SELF GOAL ACHIEVER NOT A SOCIAL GOAL DEVELOPERS
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            ASHOK
            Jan 23, 2015 at 8:07 am
            ALL ARE POLITICS NOW A DAYS AWARDS GIVEN THE SELF GOAL ACHIEVER NOT A SOCIAL GOAL DEVELOPERS
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              Andygr
              Jan 23, 2015 at 10:12 am
              No place for Mr. Kailash Satyarthi. Shame!
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                Andygr
                Jan 23, 2015 at 10:12 am
                No place for Mr. Kailash Satyarthi. Shame!
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                  Anish
                  Jan 24, 2015 at 11:18 am
                  Haha no sickulars.
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                    Anish
                    Jan 24, 2015 at 11:18 am
                    Haha no sickulars.
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                      Anurag Srivastava
                      Jan 23, 2015 at 9:25 am
                      Amitabh Bachhan deserves a Bharat Bhushan, Even at the age of 72 years films tailor-made for him are being made.
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                        Anurag Srivastava
                        Jan 23, 2015 at 9:25 am
                        Amitabh Bachhan deserves a Bharat Bhushan, Even at the age of 72 years films tailor-made for him are being made.
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                          BABU
                          Jan 23, 2015 at 7:18 am
                          Thank God, No award for Godse.
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                            BABU
                            Jan 23, 2015 at 7:18 am
                            Thank God, No award for Godse.
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                              Narender Balda
                              Jan 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm
                              AAPtard spotted
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                                Narender Balda
                                Jan 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm
                                AAPtard spotted
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                                  BAPTY.s Seshasayee
                                  Jan 23, 2015 at 5:03 am
                                  Justice Krishna IYER richly deserves a Bharat RATNA .
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                                    BAPTY.s Seshasayee
                                    Jan 23, 2015 at 5:03 am
                                    Justice Krishna IYER richly deserves a Bharat RATNA .
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                                      avi
                                      Jan 23, 2015 at 7:21 am
                                      Anu Malik!!!!
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                                        avi
                                        Jan 23, 2015 at 7:21 am
                                        Anu Malik!!!!
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                                          DC
                                          Jan 23, 2015 at 10:48 am
                                          Why can't you mention Jadav Molai Peyang as simply 'environmentalist' instead of writing 'tribal environmentalist'. It sounds pathatic.
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                                            DC
                                            Jan 23, 2015 at 10:48 am
                                            Why can't you mention Jadav Molai Peyang as simply 'environmentalist' instead of writing 'tribal environmentalist'. It sounds pathatic.
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