Padma Awards were conferred to the recipients at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday. There were 39 awards conferred out of the total 89 awards announced this year with the rest would be given out on April 13th.
Some of the noted personalities who were given or received the awards are:
Padma Vibhushan Awardees
Murli Manohar Joshi
P A Sangma (Posthumous)
Former Chairman of ISRO – Udupi Ramachandra Rao
Padma Bhushan Awardees
Yoga Guru Swamy Niranjananda Saraswati
Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Laparoscopy Surgeon Tehemton Erach Udwadia
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was present at the occasion along with senior BJP Leader Shri L K Advani.