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Gautam Gambhir among 5 sportsperson received Padma Award

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Former Indian Gautam Gambhir, and four other personalities received Padma Awards from on Saturday for their awe-inspiring contribution to the world.

was conferred with Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, along with Sunil Chhetri, and Prashanti Singh, noted

The third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan, was given to Bachendri Pal, first Indian woman to climb

The investiture ceremony was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, and The Awards are given in various disciplines and fields of activities, viz- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc..

This year 112 personalities received the honour, out of which 56 personalities were given away the honour on March 11 and the rest were accorded with the awards on Saturday.

personalities who have received this prestigious award on March 11 were:

Harika Dronavalli, chess player; Sharath Kamal, table tennis player; Bajrang Punia, and Ajay Thakur, of Indian Kabaddi team.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 13:53 IST