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Padma Awards 2020: Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley among posthumous awardees; check full list here

The Padma Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field.

November 08, 2021 / 03:35 PM IST
The official ceremony has started today, November 8 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards. Padma Shri is the fourth-highest civilian award in India after Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. The President of India Ramnath Kovind will honour the Padma awardees at a ceremonial function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 29 of the awardees are women, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee.
The official ceremony of the Padma Awards 2020 was held on November 8 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the Padma Awards to the 2020 & 2021 winners. The ceremony will be held in 4 sessions, today and tomorrow. The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. Here is the list of the 12 Pothumous awardees 2020.
Name: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj | Award: Padma Vibhushan | Field: Public Affairs | State: Delhi (Image: @mygovindia)
Name: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj | Award: Padma Vibhushan | Field: Public Affairs | State: Delhi (Image: @mygovindia)
Name: Shri Arun Jaitley | Award: Padma Vibhushan | Field: Public Affairs | State: Delhi (Twitter/@mygovindia)
Name: Shri Arun Jaitley | Award: Padma Vibhushan | Field: Public Affairs | State: Delhi (Twitter/@mygovindia)
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Name: Shri Beni Chandra Jamatia | Award: Padma Shri | Field: Literature and Education | State:  Tripura (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name: Shri Abdul Jabbar Khan | Award: Padma Shri | Field: Social Work | State: Madhya Pradesh (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name: Manmohan Mahapatra | Award: Padma Shri | Field: Art | State: Odisha (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name: Shri George Fernandes | Award: Padma Vibhushan | Field: Public Affairs | State: Delhi (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name:  Dr Shanti Jain | Award: Padma Shri | Field: Art | State: Bihar (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name: Shri Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar | Award: Padma Bhushan | Field: Public Affairs | State:  Goa (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name: Shri Syed Muazzem Ali | Award: Padma Bhushan | Field: Public Affairs | Country: Bangladesh (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name: Shri Shri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji | Award: Padma Vibhushan | Field: Spiritualism | State: Karnataka (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name: Sir Anerood Jugnath | Award: Padma Vibhushan | Field: Public Affairs | Country: Mauritius (Image: @mygovindia)
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Name: Dr Neelakanta Ramakrishna Madhaya Menon | Award: Padma Bhushan | Field: Public Affairs | State: Kerala (Image: @mygovindia)
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