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BJP In Love With Pakistan, Gave Padma Shri To A Pakistani: Swara Bhaskar

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 8:01 AM

Actor Swara Bhaskar on Sunday targeted the central government over awarding the Padma Shri, India's fourth-hightest civillian honour, to Pakistan-origin singer Adnan Sami who became an Indian citizen in 2016. Ms Bhaskar said Pakistan chose to become a religious nation after the Partition in 1947 unlike India which opted to become a "secular republic where one's religion has nothing to do with citizenship".
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"Proud To Represent Start-Up Community": Founder On Padma Shri

Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:17 AM

Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder and vice-chairman of, is among the recipients of the Padma Shri awards, India's fourth highest civilian honour, that were announced by the government on Saturday. Soon after his name was announced, Sanjeev Bikhchandani tweeted that he was "honoured and privileged" to have been given the award, adding that he felt proud to represent the "start-up entrepreneur community in this list".
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PM Modi Gives Padma Shri Award To Former Singaporean Diplomat

Friday, June 1, 2018, 3:51 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today handed over the Padma Shri award, one of India's highest civilian awards, to former Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh in Singapore. Mr Koh was among 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) receipts of the prestigious award this year. Mr Koh said he is "very honoured and grateful" to receive the award.