Ramdev was not considered for Padma awards: RTI response

Noted movie writer Salim Khan, former diplomat KS Bajpai and spiritual gurus Sri Ravi Shanker, Mohammed Burhanuddin and Mata Amritanandamayi had refused to accept the Padma awards this year while Ramdev was not considered for the honours, according to an RTI response.

Sharad Yadav had recommended Gurgaon doctor for Padma award

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who made a controversial statement that Padma awards are given to "dishonest" people, had himself recommended the name of a Gurgaon-based doctor for the coveted honour in 2014.

Centre contemplating to take back Saif Ali Khan's Padma award?
Centre contemplating to take back Saif Ali Khan's Padma award?

Union Home Ministry has asked the Mumbai Police to expedite the sending a report on alleged brawl involving Padma Shri awardee Saif Ali Khan in a restaurant, pending since the past seven months.

Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar humbly decline Padma award

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have humbly declined to accept the Padma award which was slated to be awarded on the occasion of 66th Republic Day.

Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar humbly decline Padma award
Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar humbly decline Padma award

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have humbly declined to accept the Padma award which was slated to be awarded on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. Instead, both of them recommended on Saturday that the prestigious Padma Vibushan, the second highest civilian award, should be given to some other 'great' person.

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US professors say they are grateful for Padma award

A husband-wife duo - both professors at the University of Chicago - who were named for India`s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, in the foreigners category Sunday said they were "grateful for the honour".

First individual Olympic medallist Jadhav still awaiting Padma Award

A technicality in the government rules for posthumous Padma Awards has rendered India`s first individual Olympic medallist K D Jadhav ineligible for the coveted civilian honour and his son Ranjit is so aghast that he now wants to throw away the bronze his "forgotten" father won in 1952.

Award has come late: Bapu`s brother

Sattiraju Shankaranarayana, sibling of veteran Telugu director Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu, is happy his elder brother has been chosen for the Padma Shri honour but says it has come very late.

Nana Patekar, Ramesh Sippy and Sudha Malhotra awarded Padma Shri

Intense actor Nana Patekar, ‘Sholay’ director Ramesh Sippy and playback singer par-excellence Sudha Malhotra have all been awarded the Padma Shri on the eve of the 64th Republic Day parade.

Akshay Kumar hails Padma for Rajesh Khanna

Actor Akshay Kumar is delighted that his father-in-law, the late actor Rajesh Khanna, has been posthumously honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India`s third highest civilian honour.

Sridevi delighted on being named for Padma Shri

Actress Sridevi, who has been named for the Padma Shri, India`s fourth highest civilian award, says she is honoured, and thanks her family, friends and fans for supporting her throughout.

Comedy`s famous sardar, Jaspal Bhatti gets Padma Bhushan

Jaspal Bhatti, the genial sardar who not just brought on a smile but also provoked introspection with his biting wit and satire, has been posthumously named Padma Bhushan honour on the eve of 64th Republic Day.

2 Ministers, a US Congmen recommended Chatwal for Padma

Two Union Ministers and a
prominent US Congressman recommended the name of controversial
NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal for the prestigious Padma
awards, the Government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

J-K Govt distances from Padma award to Ghulam Mohd Mir

J-K Govt on Tuesday sought to distance itself from the Padma Shri award to Ghulam
Mohammed Mir, a former militant, who said he deserved the
award on the basis of his anti-militancy operations.

Renowned Hindi poet Shastri to accept Padma award

Barely hours after refusing the
Padmashri conferred on him this year, eminent poet Acharya
Janaki Ballabh Shastri agreed to accept it.

New reasons for refusing info on Kalam’s Padma Award objections

The President`s Secretariat has come up with a new set of
reasons for not disclosing the objections raised by former
President A P J Kalam on Padma Awards in 2004.