Congress leader Tarun Gogoi, one of the longest serving chief minister of Assam where the elections are due later this year, former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, ex-Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel and Shia cleric Kalbe Sadiq were awarded Padma Bhushan posthumously.
Singer SP Balasubramaniam and Indian-American scientist Narinder Singh Kapany were conferred Padma Vibhusan posthumously.
While Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service, Padma Bhushan is given for distinguished service of high order and Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field.
Archeologist BB Lal was the first to talk about the probability of a presence of a temple in Ayodhya. In its preliminary report submitted to the ASI, Lal as the head of the excavation team disclosed the discovery by his team of "pillar bases", at the south of the Babri mosque structure in Ayodhya in the seventies, and consistently maintained his position, despite subsequent governments stalling the excavations.
After the verdict in 2017, the Vishva Hindu Parishad had specifically thanked Lal in its statement.
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7 Comments on this Story
Raj Mahraj37 days ago
when are they going to give Bharat Ratna to greatest chess Champ India has produced, or for that matter Asia has produced. I'm asking when modi and his BJP government biased against the South. if Sachin can be given that award in a jiffy, so quickly, why is modi & BJP waiting for eon to award world chess Champ Anand Vishnu? can't understand a bit.
Vijaya Prakash37 days ago
In film industry I refer
Shashank Shekhar C37 days ago
Yes Dr. Shanta deserves a Bharat Ratna. Such a dedicated soul.