Bahuguna, Sister Nirmala, Kakodkar conferred Padma Vibhushan

January 26th, 2009 - 10:56 am ICT by ANI  

Abhinav Bindra

New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): Indias second highest civilian award the Padma Vibhushan will be conferred this year on ten persons, while the countrys third highest civilian award the Padma Bhushan will be conferred on 30 individuals.
Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna, Missionaries of Charity head Sister Nirmala and nuclear scientist Anil Kakodar are among the 10 Indians named for the Padma Vibhushan, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique announced on Sunday.
Vocalist Shamshad Begu, journalist Shekhar Gupta, sports historian Ramchander Guha, author Isher Judge Ahluwalia, shooter Abhinav Bindra and techno-entrepreneur Sam Pitroda are among the 30 individuals who will receive the Padma Bhushan.
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, yesteryears star Helen, besides musicians Hridayanath Mangeshkar and Pinaz Masani, broadcaster Ameen Sayani, pathologist Arvind Lal, advocate Shyamla Pappu, social worker Bilkees Latif and world billiards champion Panjak Advani are among the 93 persons who will receive the Padma Shri, the country’’s fourth highest civilian award. (ANI)

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