President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Awards

Engineering-Grassroots Innovator, Uddhab Kumar Bharali, Assam’s noted surgeon Dr Ilias Ali and have been conferred with the Padma Shri award.

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President Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma Awards at 2019 Civil Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. Fifty-six of the 112 “inspiring” personalities, who were selected for this year’s Padma awards, were conferred the prestigious honour.

In the ceremony, Engineering-Grassroots Innovator, Uddhab Kumar Bharali, Assam’s noted surgeon Dr Ilias Ali have been conferred with the Padma Shri award.

Among those received the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri today were late actor Kader Khan, Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and renowned journalist late Kuldip Nayar.

Kader Khan (posthumous) was honoured with Padma Shri, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Kuldip Nayar (posthumous) were honoured with Padma Bhushan.

Noted theatre personality from Maharashtra Babasaheb Purandare alias Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (Padma Vibhushan), Bihar leader Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (Padma Bhushan), former CEO of multinational techno giant Cisco systems John Chambers, renowned dancer and filmmaker Prabhu Deva (Padma Shri) were also honoured.

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