New Delhi, January 25: The Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday announced the names of citizens who would be conferred with Padma awards 2020. Among the names of people who would be awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously include former Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes. Apart from this, Olympian boxer Mary Kom and former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Gugnauth would also receive the same award.
According to the list, industrialists Anand Mahindra and Venu Shrinivasan, Olympian badminton player P V Sindhu, former Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar former Nagaland chief minister S C Jamir and Jammu and Kashmir politician Muzaffar Hussain Baig have been awarded with the Padma Bhushan. Padma Awards 2019 Full List of Winners: Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Bajpayee, Kader Khan Among Padma Shri Awardees Announced Ahead of Republic Day.
Here's the ANI tweet:
Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes conferred with Padma Vibhushan award. (file pics) pic.twitter.com/OlEd2eXDs8
— ANI (@ANI) January 25, 2020
Here's the entire list of Padma stories:
#PadmaAwards2020 announced :
This year the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards.
7 Padma Vibhushan,
16 Padma Bhushan
118 Padma Shri Awards.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) January 25, 2020
Also, 21 people have been conferred with Padma Shri Awards 2020 including Jagdish Jal Ahuja, Mohammed Sharif, Tulasi Gowda and Munna Master. The names also inlcude Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami and Karan Johar. The Rashtrapati Bhawan informed that Padma Vibhushan for this year has been awarded to a total of seven prominent personalities, while 16 have been given the Padma Bhushan, 118 have been given the Padma Shri on the 71st Republic Day this year