Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Awardees: Sports Fraternity

Bachendri Pal awarded with the India’s third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan while Gautam Gambhir, Bajrang Punia, star footballer Sunil Chetri, others sports persons received the fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri. Find out the complete list of Padma Awards of Sports Fraternity.

On the occasion of 70th Republic Day, the President of India conferred the Padma Shri Awards at the ceremony functions which was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Padma Shri is one of the highest civilian Awards of the country conferred in three categories, namely Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of high order and Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

The legendary mountaineer, who became the first Indian women to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1984 has been awarded with the India’s third highest civilian award Padma Bhushanwhile World Cup winning cricketer Gautam Gambhir, World Championship silver medallist BajrangPunia, star footballer Sunil Chetri, others sportspersons received the fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri.

All the recipients of Padma Awards showed their gratitude to the government, their fans and family on the social media.

Here’s the complete list ofPadma Awards conferred upon sportspersons.

Padma Bhushan

  • Bachendri Pal (Mountaineering)

Padma Shri

  • Gautam Gambhir(Cricket)
  • Sunil Chetri (Football)
  • Harika Dronavalli (Chess)
  • Sharath Kamal (Table Tennis)
  • Bombayla Devi (Archery)
  • Bajrang Punia (Wrestling)
  • Prashanti Singh (Basketball)
  • Ajay Thakur (Kabaddi)

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