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Padma Awards-2019

Padma Vibhushan 2019

Name Field State
Teejan Bai
Art-Vocals-Folk Chhattisgarh
Ismail Omar Guelleh (Foreigner) Public Affairs Djibouti
Anilkumar Manibhai Naik Trade & Industry-
Infrastructure
Maharashtra
Balwant Moreshwar Purandare Art-Acting-Theatre Maharashtra

Teejan Bai :Singer of Pandavani, literally means stories of Pandavas and involves enacting and singing with instrumental accompaniment an ektara or a tambura in one hand and sometimes a kartal in another. She won Padma Shree in 1988, Padma Bhushan in 2003.

Anilkumar Manibhai Naik: Naik has been associated with Larsen and Toubro Limited for over five decades and has played a major role in the organisation’s rise. He was instrumental in boosting the company’s presence overseas, the morale of its employees and focused on delivering superior value to stakeholders. He had been awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2009. He has also served as the Chairman of IIM Ahmedabad.

Balwant Moreshwar Purandare: Purandare, who is best known for his book on life and times of Chhatrapati Shivaji called Raja Shivchattrapati and play Janata Raja also on the life of Shivaji, calls himself a balladeer of Shivaji and presented the romanticised life and times of Shivaji through his works and speeches for the last three quarters of a century.

Padma Bhushan 2019

14 persons were awarded Padma Bhushan in different categories. Some of the awardees are:

Name Field State
Mohanlal Viswanathan NairArt-Acting-Film  Kerala 
Bachendri Pal Sports-Mountaineering  Uttarakhand
V K Shunglu Civil Service  Delhi 
Hukumdev Narayan  Yadav Public Affairs  Bihar

See Full List Here

Padma Shri 2019

94 persons were awarded Padma Shri in different categories. Some of the awardees are:

Name Field State
Manoj Bajpayee Art-Acting-Film  Maharashtra 
Sunil Chhetri Sports-Football Telangana 
Prabhu Deva Art-Dance Karnataka
Harika Dronavalli Sports-Chess Andhra Pradesh
Gautam Gambhir Sports-Cricket Delhi
Kader Khan (Posthumous)
(Foreigner)
Art-Acting-Films Canada
Ravindra Kolhe (Duo)*
Smita Kolhe (Duo)*   
Medicine-Affordable
Healthcare  
Maharashtra   
Gita Mehta (Foreigner)Literature & Education  USA

See Full List Here

Bharat Ratna Award 2019

  • Bharat Ratna,the country’s highest civilian award was conferred to
    • Former president Pranab Mukherjee,
    • Social activist Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously)
    • Musician Dr Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously)

Further Reading

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Lt Bhavna Kasturi
  • South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa,was the Chief Guest of the 70th Republic Day. 
  • Nelson Mandela visited India as the Chief Guest for the Republic day 1995
  • In 2018, 10 ASEAN leaders was the Chief Guest of India’s Republic Day.
  • Lt Bhavana Kasturi becomes 1st woman, who led a contingent of the India Army Service Corps.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Conferred Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry honour to militant-turned-soldier,Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani.
  • Wani, hails from Cheki Ashmuji in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, who lost his life in a counter-terror operation against six terrorists in Hirapur village near Batgund in Shopian.
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