Padma awards for Kakodkar, Bindra, Shekhar Gupta
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Department of Atomic Energy chief Dr Anil Kakodkar, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair, Sister Nirmala of the Missionaries of Charity are among ten luminaries awarded the Padma Vibhushan this year, the country's second highest civilian honour after the Bharat Ratna. Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of 'The Indian Express', and Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra are among thirty honoured with the Padma Bhushan. Another 93 people have been awarded the Padma Shri.
Apart from Kakodkar, Madhavan Nair and Sister Nirmala, others honoured with the Padma Vibhushan are environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna, retired civil servant and diplomat Dr Chandrika Prasad Srivastava, Prof Jasbir Singh Bajaj and Dr Purshotam Lal from the field of medicine, littérateur and educationist Professor D P Chattopadhyaya, former Karnataka Governor Govind Narain and A S Ganguly (trade and industry).
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