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    Republic Day: Posthumous Padma Vibhushan for Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes

    Republic Day: Posthumous Padma Vibhushan for Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes

    Republic Day: Posthumous Padma Vibhushan for Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes
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    The Narendra Modi government on Saturday announced names of Padma Vibhushan awardees 2020 on the eve of the 71st Republic Day.

    The Narendra Modi government on Saturday announced names of Padma Vibhushan awardees 2020 on the eve of the 71st Republic Day.
    The recipients include Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes, Olympian boxer Mary Kom and former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Gugnauth.
    Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar, industrialists Anand Mahindra and Venu Shrinivasan, Olympian badminton player P V Sindhu, former Nagaland chief minister SC Jamir and Jammu and Kashmir politician Muzaffar Hussain Baig have been awarded with the Padma Bhushan. Jaitley, Swaraj, Fernandes and Parrikar have been given the award posthumously, the officials said.
    The Padma Vibhushan for this year has been awarded to a total of seven prominent personalities, while 16 have been given the Padma Bhushan, 118 have been given the Padma Shri on the 71st Republic Day this year.
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