Born on February 22, 1934, Keshavamurthy’s contribution in extending and expanding the scope of Gamaka is immense and unique.
The Sadhir dancer is a recipient of the Padma Shri Award this year. “My happiness knew no bounds when I learned of the award,” she said.
Dr Sirpi Balasubramaniam (86), a renowned Tamil writer-cum-poet, was elated after receiving Padma Shri Award. Balasubramaniam told TNIE,
The director is humbled beyond words and has dedicated the honour to the Republic of India.
First woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Najma Akhtar has been selected for the Padma Shri award.
Chitrasena, 89, and late professor Indra Dassanayake are among the two eminent Sri Lankan personalities who were conferred with the Padma Shri.
“It was a proud moment for a person like me to be part of an elite gathering, which included the President, Prime Minister, Vice-President and the home minister.
Tulasi Gowda had stopped wearing footwear long ago as she does not feel comfortable wearing them while moving in the forests.
Hajabba has educated more than 2,000 children by building a government primary school and high school in his village in Mangaluru
Suresh Wadkar is known for his playback singing in Hindi and Marathi. He has been enthralling audiences for over 45 years now.
“I couldn’t think otherwise when a lamp was handed over to me during the programme. I was under psychological and circumstantial pressure.
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.