Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bihar MLA Bhagirathi Devi during Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bihar MLA Bhagirathi Devi during Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
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On Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind felicitated 56 personalities with the Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Among the recipients, Actor Kader Khan was conferred Padma Shri, Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and renowned journalist Kuldip Nayar were awarded Padma Bhushan posthumously. In the above photo, the prime minister is seen bowing in respect to Padma Shri awardee Bihar MLA Bhagirathi Devi, who initially earned Rs 800 salary working as a sweeper in Bihar.

Padma awards are one of the highest civilian honours announced annually on Republic day. The Padma awards are divided in three categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Here’s the complete list of winners this year.

1. The PM was there

Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded the winners during the awards ceremony | Praveen Jain / ThePrint

2. Kuldip Nayar receives Padma Bhushan

President Ram Nath Kovind (right) confers Padma Bhushan to Kuldip Nayar’s wife Bharti at Rashtrapati Bhavan| Praveen Jain / ThePrint

3. Army chief meets ex-foreign secretary

Army chief Bipin Rawat (left) with former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (right) share notes | Praveen Jain / ThePrint

4. India’s Michael Jackson

Choreographer and film producer Prabhu Deva (right) greets senior ministers | Praveen Jain / ThePrint

5. Taal se taal mila 

Musician and singer Shankar Mahadevan (left) and percussionist Anandan Sivamani (right) greet each other before the award ceremony  | Praveen Jain/ ThePrint

6. Senior BJP leaders 

Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani (centre) is flanked by finance minister Arun Jaitley (left) and the prime minister | Praveen Jain / ThePrint

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