President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma award to eminent personalities

President Pranab Mukherjee on 13 April 2017 conferred the Padma award to 44 people. The awards were conferred at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Padma Vibhushan was conferred on three personalities including eminent Singer Yesudas, spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev were given Padma Vibhushan award. The award ceremony was held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with other dignitaries.

List of awardees:

CategoryAwardees
Padma Vibhushan
  • Singer Yesudas
  • Spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
  • Sunder Lal Patwa, the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh was awarded posthumously
Padma Bhushan
  • Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
  • Dr Devi Prasad Dwivedi
  • Jainacharya Vijay Ratnasundersuri Maharaja
  • Eminent Journalist Cho Ramaswamy was given the award posthumously
Padma Shri
  • Wrestler Sakshi Malik
  • Gymnast Dipa Karmakar
  • Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu
  • Discus Thrower Vikas Gowda
  • Renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Media magnet H R Shah
  • Film critic Bhawna Somiya
  • Journalist Balbir Dutt
  • Singer Kailash Kher
  • Surgeon Dr Mukut Minz

Padma Shri award was conferred on 37 personalities.

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