Padma Awards 2018: Illaiyaraja, Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Srikanth honoured

Written by March 20, 2018 21:14

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred the prestigious Padma awards for 2018 on 43 prominent personalities at a function in New Delhi.

Noted music composer Illaiyaraja, littérateur P. Parameswaran and Classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan have been honoured with Padma Vibhushan.

Law Professor and jurist Prof. Ved Prakash Nanda, Historian Dr. Ramachandran Nagaswamy, Kerala Bishop Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom and classical musician Pandit Arvind Parikh received Padma Bhushan.

Indian Tennis player Somdev Kishore Devvarman, Badminton Player Kidambi Shrikant littérateur Prof. Digamber Hansda, Sculptor Pravakar Maharana, noted Kashmiri theatre artist Pran Kishore Kaul, India’s oldest Yoga teacher V. Nanammal and Social worker Dr Sulagiti Narasamma among the 36 personalities who received Padma Shri.

Keeping its promise of honouring unsung heroes, the government this year honoured with Padma awards several personalities who served the poor, set up free schools and popularised tribal arts globally.

This year, 85 Padma awards were announced. The remaining awardees will be conferred with the honour at another function to be held later.