Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, noted singer S P Balasubramanian and Zoho's founder Sridhar Vembu are among the 119 recipients of the Padma awards--one of the highest civilian awards in the country.
Renowned archaeologist Professor B B Lal, who led a excavation team at the Ram Janmabhoomi site, has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday (25 January) announced the awards that include seven Padma Vibhushan awards, 10 Padma Bhushan awards and 102 Padma Shri awards.
Indian-American physicist Narinder Singh Kapany, best known for his work on fibre optics, has also been awarded the Padma Vibhushan posthumously.
Here is a full list of this year's winners.
The awards are given across various disciplines -- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, and civil service, among others.
With Inputs From IANS
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