Former Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, George Fernandes, and Sushma Swaraj were conferred with Padma Vibhushan posthumously and Classical singer Pandit Chhannulal Mishra. President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred Padma Awards 2020 at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Arun Jaitley's wife Sangeeta Jaitley, and Sushma Swaraj's daughter Bansuri Swaraj received the honour from the President. Badminton player P V Sindhu received Padma Bhushan.
Prominent personalities who were given Padma Shri include Captain of women's hockey team Rani Rampal, Singer Adnan Sami, former head scientist of ICMR, Dr Raman Gangakhedhkar, Actress Kangna Ranaut, Environmentalist Himmataram Bhambhu and veteran theatre and television artist Sarita Joshi.
The Government had announced 141 Padma Awards on the eve of Republic Day in 2020. The list comprises seven Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri awards.