Mountaineer Bachendri Pal conferred with Padma Bhushan; Padma Shri for Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Chhetri
Updated : January 26, 2019 10:50 AM IST
The government announced names of the Padma awardees 2019 on the eve of the 70th Republic Day.
The 64-year-old legendary mountaineer, who became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984, has been bestowed with the honour for "distinguished service of a high order".
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