Republic Day 2019: Pranab Mukherjee, Kadar Khan, Kuldip Nayar, among others to be presented with Bharat Ratna, Padma Awards
Updated : January 26, 2019 11:56 AM IST
The government announced names of the Bharat Ratna and Padma awardees 2019 on the eve of the 70th Republic Day.
The Awards are given in various disciplines or fields of activities which includes – art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, among others.
The President's Office on Friday conferred the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna to Nanaji Deshmukh, Dr Bhupen Hazarika and Pranab Mukherjee.
President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh, late journalist Kuldip Nayar and late actor Kadar Khan were among the 112 prominent personalities who were named for conferment of this year's Padma awards.
Mountaineer Bachendri Pal was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, while Gautam Gambhir, Bajrang Punia and Sunil Chhetri, among others, received the Padma Shri.