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Padma Awards 2019: Bajrang Punia, Ajay Thakur honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma awards to 47 prominent and inspiring personalities, including nine from sports. Among the sports stars to receive the honours are wrestler Bajrang Punia, cricketer Gautam Gambhir, football captain Sunil Chhetri.

Will return Padma Bhushan if govt doesn't fulfil promises: Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare has been on a hunger strike since last Wednesday at his native Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, demanding appointments of Lokpal and Lokayuktas and resolution of farmers' issue.

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Mohanlal on Padma Bhushan honour: Dedicate this to all who have been part of my journey

Actor Mohanlal, in an emotional post on his Facebook account, expressed his gratitude towards his fans and well-wishers for the love and blessings showered upon him in his 40 years of cinematic journey. This post was in the wake of him receiving the Padma Bhushan honour.

Nambi Narayan, ex-ISRO scientist: ‘After SC order, yes, I feel vindicated in some way’

Excerpts from an interview with Indian Express after the Padma award's announcement on Friday and at the Tata Literature Festival last year

Govt announces Padma Awards 2019: Here is the full list

Twenty-one of the awardees are women, 11 persons are from the category of foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI; there are three posthumous awardees and one transgender person.

My father a deserving candidate for Padma Bhushan: Sikandar Kher

Anupam Kher's son Sikander Kher said, "I have immense respect for him. I think my father is a deserving candidate for Padma Bhushan."

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Anupam Kher gives 'gurudakshina' to Mahesh Bhatt

Anupam Kher, who has been named for the Padma Bhushan, has expressed gratitude to Mahesh Bhatt, the director of his debut film "Saaransh".

Sharad Joshi’s family, Tamil writer say no to Padma honour

Jeyamohan said he turned down the Padma Shri as he wanted to avoid being tagged as a Hindutva sympathiser.

Udit Narayan on Padma Bhushan: I am speechless, it feels like a dream

Udit Narayan struggled to find words to express his happiness when IndianExpress.com rang him up to congratulate on being awarded the Padma Bhushan.

Scientist Bhargava to return his Padma award

Bhargava's decision came after 107 senior scientists signed an online statement on Wednesday to join the chorus of protests by other scientists, artists and writers.

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Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Complete list of Padma awardees 2015

Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza are among the Padma awardees this year. Here is a look at this year Padma awardees.

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