Many Telugus receive Prestigious Padma Awards for 2016

26 January 2016

Government of India on Saturday announced the prestigious Padma awards to 116 eminent personalities who have contributed and performed extraordinarily in various fields. These include 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 87 Padmasri. Nation’s highest honor.

Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, Eenadu Group founder& Chairman, Mr. Ramoji Rao, Music maestro, Girija Devi, classical dancer, Yamini Krishnamurthy, spiritual master and art of living teacher, Sri Ravishankar are among the 10 recipients of the nation’s highest honor, Padma Vibhushan. Reliance founder late, Dhirubai Ambani has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Sports icons of Hyderabad – Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza received Padma Bhushan and Bhahubali director, SS Rajamouli received Padmasri.

AP CM, Chandrababu has congratulated Ramoji Rao for receiving the nation’s highest honor. He said that Ramoji Rao has taken the Telugu Media into international levels and he deserves the highest honor.

List of Telugu Padma Awardees:

Padma Vibhushan:

Shri Ramoji Rao — Literature & Education-Journalism — Andhra Pradesh
 
Padma Bhushan:
 
Dr Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad — Literature & Education — Andhra Pradesh
Prof D Nageshwar Reddy — Medicine-Gastroenterology — Telangana
Dr Venkata Rama Rao — Alla Science & Engineering — Andhra Pradesh
Ms Saina Nehwal — Sports-Badminton — Telangana
Ms Sania Mirza — Sports-Tennis — Telangana
 
Padma Shri:
 
Shri SS Rajamouli — Art-Film Direction and Production — Karnataka
Dr Mannam Gopi Chand — Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery — Telangana
Dr Nayudamma Yarlagadda — Medicine-Paediatric Surgery — Andhra Pradesh
Ms Sunita Krishnan — Social Work — Andhra Pradesh
Shri K Laxma Goud — Art-Painting — Telangana
Dr TV Narayana — Social Work — Telangana
 

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