President Kovind presents the 2021 Padma Awards

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Other Padma Shri winners included Prakash Kaur from Punjab (social work), famous puppeteer K Kesavasamy (arts), artist phulkari Lajwanti (arts), folk singer Lakha Khan Manganiar (arts), folk singer Dulal Manki (arts ), Dr Chandrakant Mehta (literature and education), Kaithapram Damodaran Namboodiri (arts), Dr Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav (medicine), Dr Jitendra Nath Pandey (posthumous, for medicine), Prof Sundaram Soloman Pappaiah (literature and education – journalism) , Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat (trader and industry), Dr Birubala Rabha from Assam (social work), Rama Swamy Annavarapu (arts), famous Carnatic singer Bombay Jayashree Ramnath (arts) and Dr Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo (medicine).

In addition, the Padma Shri Prizes were also awarded to Orthopedic Dr Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay (Medicine), Professor Chamanlal Sapru (posthumously, for Literature and Education), Hanjaman Ongbi Radhe (Arts), Dr Arjun Singh Shekhawat (Literature and Education), Professor Ram Yatna Shukla (Literature and Education), Jitender Singh Shunty (Social Work), Athlete Sudha Singh (Sports), Former Governor Mrudula Sinha (Literature and Education), Guru Maa Kamali Soren of Bengal Westerner (social work), P Subramaniam (posthumous, for trade and industry), Dr Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (posthumously, for medicine), Dr Kapil Tiwari (literature and education), disabled athlete KY Venkatesh ( sports) and Lt Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir (social work) from Bangladesh.

This year, the Padma Prize List consists of seven Padma Vibhushans, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri.

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