The list of Padma Awardees has announced on Wednesday which included names of prominent personalities of different fields. 

 The young and talented cricketer Virat Kohli, wrestler and Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar are being congratulated with Padma Awards this year. Joining them on the list there are famous names like chef Sanjeev Kapoor, singer Kailash Kher and Anuradha Paudwal.

Legendary singer K.J Yesudas, late Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, late Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma, late Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunder Lal Patwa will also be accorded the second highest civilian honour.

Many unsung heroes also made it to the win including Indore’s Bhakti Yadav, aka ‘Doctor Dadi’, AIDS crusader Suniti Solomon, Dr. Mukut Minz, a Jharkhand tribal.

The government had received around 5,000 entries, out of which it has shortlisted 500 names.

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