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Sonal Mansingh, Aamir among Padma awardees

January 25, 2003 23:58 IST

Danseuse Sonal Mansingh and former Sikkim chief minister Kazi Lhendup Dorji are among the four who have been honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the country's second-highest civilian award, this year.

The other two awardees are litterateur Balram Nanda and Ayurvedic doctor Vaid Bhrihaspati Dev Triguna, an official announcement said.

Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, has not been conferred on anyone this year.

Prominent among the 34 awardees of Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour, are industrialists Harishankar Singhania and Jamshed Godrej, actor Naseeruddin Shah, singer Jagjit Singh, heart specialist Purshottam Lal and journalists T V R Shenoy and Prabhu Chawla.

Two foreigners who have been given Padma Bhushan are Dr Herbert Alexandrovich Yefromov [Russian scientist] and Herbert Fischer [Germany, public affairs].

Actors Aamir Khan, Danny Danzongpa and Rakhee Gulzar are among the 54 people who have been honoured with Padma Shri.

Francis Dore from France is the only foreigner to be given the Padma Shri.

The complete list of recipients:

Padma Vibhushan

Balram Nanda, Vaid Bhrihaspati Dev Triguna, Kazi Lhendup Dorji and Sonal Mansingh.

Padma Bhushan

Ammannur Madhva Chakyar [art-performing art] Kerala, Arcot Ramachandran [science and engineering] Bangalore, Bagicha Singh Minhas [science and engineering] Delhi, Balasubramania Rajam Iyer [art-Carnatic music] Chennai, Coluthur Gopalam [medicine-nutrition] Delhi, Dattopant Bapurao Thengadi [social work] Delhi, Harishankar Singhania [trade and economic activity] Delhi.

Herbert Alexandrovich Yefromov [science and engineering] Moscow,

Herbert Fischer [public affairs] Berlin, Jagjit Singh [art-music] Mumbai, Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti [medicine-orthopaedic surgeon] Pune, Krishnan Narayanan Madurai [art-Carnatic music] Chennai, N Jamshed Godrej, [trade and economic activity] Mumbai, Narayanan Srinivasan [science and engineering] Chennai, Naseeruddin Shah [art-cinema] Mumbai, O V Vijayan [literature and education] Delhi, Padma Subrahmanyam [art-classical dance] Chennai, Parasaran Kesava Iyengaar [public affairs-laws] Delhi, Prabhu Chawla [journalism], Puliyur Subramaniam Narayanaswamy [art-classical vocal music] Chennai.

Purshottam Lal [medicine] Noida, Rajinder Kumar [science and

engineering] Bangalore, Ram Badan Singh [science and engineering] Delhi, Ramesh Kumar [medicine] Delhi, Krishna Joshi [science and engineering] Gurgaon, Sidh Raj Dhadda [public affairs] Jaipur, Sitakant Mahapatra [literature and education] Bhubaneswar, Subhas Mukhopadhyay [literature and education] Kolkata, Swapnasundari [art-Indian classical dance] Delhi, T V Ramachandra Shenoy [journalism] Delhi, Teejan Bai [art-folk music] Durg, Trichur V

Ramachandran [art-Carnatic vocal music] Chennai, Umayalpuram K

Sivaraman [art-instrumental music] Chennai.

Padma Shri

Aamir Khan [art-cinema] Mumbai, Ashok Kumar Barua [science and technology] Jadavpur, Ashok Seth [medicine] Delhi, Baburao Govindrao Shirke [science and engineering] Pune, C Lalhmingliana [social work] Aizawl, Danny Denzongpa [art-cinema] Mumbai, Francis Dore [public affairs] Paris, Gopal Chandra Mitra [science and engineering] Bhubaneswar, Gopal Purushottam Phadke, [sports] Pune, Gyan Chandra Mishra [science and engineering] Pune, J S

Guleria [medicine] Delhi, Jagdish Chaturvedi [literature] Delhi, Jahnu Barua [literature and education] Guwahati, Jai Bhagwan Chowdhary [science and engineering-biotechnology] Hisar.

Jai Pal Mittal [science and engineering] Mumbai, Jyotimoyee Sikdar [sports-athletics] Kolkata, Kanhaiya Lal Pokhriyal [sports-mountaineering] Pauri-Garhwal, Kshetrimayum Ongbi Thouranishabi Devi [art-Indian classical dance] Imphal.

Mahendra Singh Sodha [science and engineering] Lucknow, Malvika

Sarukkai [art-classical dance] Chennai, Manthiram Natarajan [science and engineering] Delhi, Manzoor Ehtesham [literature and education] Bhopal, Motilal Jotwani [literature and education] Delhi, N Vedachalam [science and engineering] Thiruvananthapuram, N R Madhava Menon [public affairs-law] Kolkata, Nalli Kuppuswami Chettiar [trade and industry] Chennai, Nandanoori Mukesh Kumar

[sports-hockey] Secunderabad, Narayana Panicker Kochupillai [medicine] Delhi.

Nemi Chand Jain [art-theatre] Delhi, Nokdenlemba [literature and education] Dimapur, Om Prakash Jain [art] Delhi, Pratapsinh alias Balasaheb Jadhav [journalism] Kolhapur, Pritam Singh [literature and education] Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. R Vairamuthu, [literature and education-poetry] Chennai, R Rajagopalan Krishnan Vaidyan [medicine] Kollam, Rakhee Gulzar [art-cinema] Mumbai, Ram Gopal Bajaj [art] Delhi.

Ranjana Gauhar [art-Indian classical dance] Delhi, Rita Ganguli

[art-music and dance] Delhi, S Ramakrishnan [science and engineering] Thiruvananthapuram, S Venkataraghavan [sports-cricket] Chennai, Sadashiv V Gorakshkar [art-musicology] Thane, Sarvagya Singh Katiyar [science and engineering] Kanpur, Satish Vyas [art-instrumental music] Mumbai, Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan, [art-instrumental music] Delhi, Shailendra Nath Shrivastava [literature and education] Patna, Shivram Baburao Bhoje [science and engineering] Kalpakkam, T M Soundarajan [art-music] Chennai, T N Shanbhag [book publishing] Mumbai, V R Katti [science and engineering] Bangalore, Verna Elizabeth Watre Ingty [social work] Meghalaya, Vijay Prakash Singh [medicine- gastroenterology] Patna Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad [literature and education] Visakhapatnam.

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