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In photos, when PM Modi bowed in reverence at Padma awards ceremony

President Ram Nath Kovind felicitated 56 personalities with the Padma awards.

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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.

The PM was there

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

Kuldip Nayar receives Padma Bhushan

President Ram Kovind confers Padhma Bhusan to Kuldip Nayar's wife Bharti Sachar at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kuldip Nayar passed away last away at the age of 95| Praveen Jain / ThePrint
President Ram Nath Kovind (right) confers Padma Bhushan to Kuldip Nayar’s wife Bharti at Rashtrapati Bhavan| Praveen Jain / ThePrint

Army chief meets ex-foreign secretary

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

India’s Michael Jackson

Choreographer and producer Prabhu Deva (right) greets senior ministers, who are sitting in the front row at the Padma Awards ceremony | Praveen Jain / ThePrint
Choreographer and film producer Prabhu Deva (right) greets senior ministers | Praveen Jain / ThePrint

Taal se taal mila 

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

Senior BJP leaders 

Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani (right), minister of finance Arun Jaitley (left) along with other leaders at the Padma Awards ceremony | Praveen Jain / ThePrint.in
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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