Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh and former skipper of the national women's side Saba Anjum were on Monday conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
Multiple National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua, who was one of the six prominent people from the northeast who were Sunday conferred with the Padma awards, believes such recognition was required for the region.
While there were reports that the government is planning to take back Saif Ali Khan`s Padma Shri award, the Bollywood actor`s wife Kareena Kapoor has put the rumours to rest by saying that the authorities have sent a letter mentioning they are not taking back the award.
Bollywood`s chhote Nawab, Saif Ali Khan might be a known as a gentlemen in the industry circles, but the actor does have a past which still haunts him. If reports published in a leading daily are anything to go by, then Saifu`s prestigious `Padma Award` is in trouble.
After being chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri award, wheelchair tennis star Boniface Prabhu on Sunday hoped to get clearance from the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) to compete in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year`s Padma Shri award.
In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today presented Padma Shri award to eminent Japanese Tamil language scholar Noburu Karashima for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature and education.