Bharat Biotech co-founders Krishna and Suchitra Ella, as well as Serum Institute of India MD Cyrus Poonawalla have been awarded the Padma Bhushan.

Collage of Satya Nadella, General Bipin Rawat and Sundar Pichai
news Padma Awards Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 20:49

General Bipin Rawat and former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh have both been awarded posthumously the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian honour. The list of awardees was announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday, January 25.

Those who have been awarded the Padma Bhushan include senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Tata Group Chairperson N Chandrasekharan, Bharat Biotech founders Suchitra Ella and Krisha Ella, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Serum Institute MD Cyrus Poonawalla and others. Veteran actor Sowcar Janaki has been awarded the Padma Shri. Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has also been awarded the Padma Shri. Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra and singer Sonu Nigam were awarded Padma Shri.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the President approved conferment of 128 Padma Awards, including two duo cases, this year. In a duo case, the award is counted as one.

The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri awards. Thirty-four of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 posthumous awardees.

 

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