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President Kovind confers Padma awards

Last updated on: March 11, 2019 14:09 IST

This year's Padma awards took place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on Monday. Mohanlal Viswanathan, Prabhu Deva and Shankar Mahadevan have been conferred with honours.

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Shankar Mahadevan Narayan presented with the Padma Shri for Art. A prominent singer and music composer, Mahadevan has been performing the world. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter
 

President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Prabhu Deva for Art. A choreographer, film director, producer and actor, he has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning 25 years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

President Kovind hands over the Padma Shri to wrestler Bajrang Punia. He has been representing India in the 65Kg category. He is recognised for his achievements in the Commonwealth Games and Asian games. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

Dr S Jaishankar is conferred the Padma Shri for civil service. A retired officer of the IFS and former foreign secretary, Dr Jaishankar is widely regarded for his contributions to Indian diplomacy and leading role in restructuring India’s global conversations. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

Actor Mohanlal receives the Padma Bhushan from President Ram Nath Kovind. The actor, from Kerala, has acted in about 350 films, in a career spanning 40 years. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

Sharath Kamal Achanta receives the Padma Shri from President Kovind for his contribution to the field of Sports. A renowned name in table tennis, he has won over 60 international medals in the past 16 years. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) for Literature & Education (Journalism). He was a long-time editor, popular columnist and civil liberties activist. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

Karia Munda is presented with the Padma Bhushan for his work in Public Affairs. The veteran politician and the former Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha, he is popular public figure in Jharkhand. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

John T Chambers gets the Padma Bhushan from President Kovind for Trade and Industry. Founder of JC2 Ventures, Chambers has served as CEO of Cisco and as Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership forum. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa is conferred with the Padma Bhushan from President Kovind for his work in Public Affairs. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

Harika Dronavalli gets the Padma Shri for Sports. She is among the world's top ranked chess players and has lead Indian women squads to several chess championships. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter

Prof Sandeep Guleria receives the Padma Shri for his contribution to Medicine. He is a transplant surgeon at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, and leads one of the busiest renal transplant programmes in the world. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter
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