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Rich haul of Padmas for Telugus

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PNS | Hyderabad  

As many as 12 Telugus have been conferred the nation’s prestigious Padma awards. Two from Telangana were conferred Padma Bhushan  in the category of Spiritualism  — Swami Chinna Jeeyar and Kamlesh D Patel of Sri Ram Chandra Mission, Heartfulness Institute.

Three persons were conferred Padma Shri from Telangana. Modadugu Vijay Gupta in the category of Science & Engineering,  Hanumantha Rao Pasupuleti in the field of Medicine, and  B Ramakrishna Reddy in the Literature & Education category.

Modadugu Vijay Gupta is a biologist and fisheries scientist, while Dr.Hanumanth Rai Pasupuleti is a pediatrician.  B Ramakrishna Reddy has made immense contributions towards preservation of Tribal & southern languages like Kuvi, Manda and Kui.

M M Keeravaani, who recently won the Golden Globe award, got Padma Shri in Art from Andhra Pradesh. Padma Shri awardees from Andhra Pradesh include Ganesh Nagappa Krishnarajanagara in Science & Engineering , C V Raju in Art, Abbareddy Nageswara Rao in Science & Engineering, Kota Satchidananda Sastry in Art, Sankurathri Chandra Sekhar in Social Work and Prakash Chandra Sood in Literature & Education.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet, said: “Congratulations to those who have been conferred the Padma Awards. India cherishes their rich and varied contributions to the nation and their efforts to enhance our growth trajectory.”

Six persons namely Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ustad Zakir Hussain,  Balkrishna Doshi, S M Krishna, Dilip Mahalanabis , Srinivas Varadhan were conferred Padma Vibhushan.Nine persons were given Padma Bhushan namely S L Bhyrappa, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Deepak Dhar, Vani Jairam, Suman Kalyanpur, Kapil Kapoor, and Sudha Murthy.

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