The Union Home Ministry said online nominations or recommendations for the Padma awards -- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri -- is underway.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to nominate people for the awards.
The Padma awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are amongst the highest civilian awards of the country.
As for 61 year-old Nanandro Sangma, he has raised about 3,400 trees of the black pepper in his home garden which spreads across five hectares that he inherited from his in- laws in the 1980s.
Chhetri is India's all-time leading goal-scorer with 56 goals from 97 appearances and is one of the forwards with better strike rates in world football.
Won’t let anyone die untreated, says Padma Shri Subhasini Mistry, founder of Bengal's Humanity Hospital
Subashini’s resolve to treat poor patients stems from her experience of seeing her husband Sadhan Chandra Mistry die of gastroenteritis due to lack of treatment.
A white half-sleeved vest covering his body and a dhoti wrapped around his legs, a frail 83-year-old figure walks with slow, a little wobbly, steps, enquiring about the well being of everyone.
Padma Shri awardees Dr Rani and Abhay Bang's SEARCH is a voluntary organisation that runs projects on tribal welfare, health, adolescent sex education and so on.
As Nagaland’s first woman to be trained in the Gandhian way of social work, she has been awarded the Padma Shri 68 years after she began training at the Kasturba Gandhi Ashram in Guwahati.
Right from trying to gun down a judge in Calcutta to his botched plan of bombing Fort Williams, the nonagenarian has many tales about his fiery avatar as a revolutionary.
Of the four Padma awardees from the state, 3 were not recommended by the state government, while all the names barring one that were proposed by it were rejected by the Centre.