New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday announced the list of Padma awardees which included names of unsung heroes besides famous sports personalities and people belonging to the entertainment sector.
Cricketer Virat Kohli, wrestler Sakshi Malik, and gymnast Dipa Karmakar are being felicitated with Padma awards this year.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, singers Kailash Kher and Anuradha Paudwal are also among the awardees.
Indore’s Bhakti Yadav, also known as ‘Doctor Dadi’, AIDS crusader Suniti Solomon, Dr Mukut Minz, a Jharkhand tribal, are among ‘unsung’ Padma Shri awardees.
Madhubani painter from Bihar Baoa Devi, Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, Odisha actor Sadhu Meher and former law secretary TK Vishwanathan also made it to the list.
The government had received around 5,000 entries, out of which it has shortlisted 500 names.
Source: Zee News