Padma Vibhushan For CDS Bipin Rawat, Padma Bhushan For SII CEO Cyrus Poonawala, Bharat Biotech Founders

New Delhi: CDS Bipin Rawat was on Tuesday conferred with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest highest civilian honour, while CEO of Serum Institute of India, which manufactured COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, received the Padma Bhushan.

Dr Krishna Ella and wife Suchitra Ella, founders of Bharat Biotech, the Hyderabad-based company that manufactured another Covid vaccine, Covaxin, were also honoured with Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour.

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