A day before 73rd Republic Day, Padma Awards 2022 were announced. President Ram Nath Kovind announced the names of 128 recipents of Padma Awards that are divided into three categories. 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri Awards have been conferred this year to people from different fields. From the entertainment industry, musician Sonu Nigam has been conferred with a Padma Shri which is the fourth highest civilian award in India. Olympic medalist Neeraj Chopra too has been honoured with a Padma Shri.
Musician Rashid Khan has been conferred with a Padma Vibhushan. In 2006, he had received a Padma Shri. He is best known for the song Aaoge Jab Tum from Jab We Met. Renowned classical vocalist Dr Prabha Atre too has been conferred with a Padma Vibhushan. Veteran actor Victor Banerjee is the recipient of Padma Bhushan this year. It is the third highest civilian award in the country. Besides these, director Chandraprakash Dwivedi, known for directing television epic Chanakya and Pinjar, has been conferred with a Padma Shri. Check the full list below:
Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter handle to congratulate everyone who are on the list. He wrote, "Heartwarming to see some great names in the #PadmaAwards list. Amazing achievers from Science, Armed Forces, Sports, Industry, Art… And of course my director friend Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Super proud." Many congratulations to all. The ceremonial functions to give out these awards are generally held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.
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