Sushma Swaraj Awarded Padma Vibhushan Posthumously; PV Sindhu, Rani Rampal Also Honoured
New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away in 2019 due to a cardiac arrest, was awarded the Padma Vibhushan award posthumously. President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the award to her daughter Bansuri Swaraj at the Padma Awards ceremony in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were also present at the event.
The President also presented the Padma Bhushan award to Olympian badminton player PV Sindhu and Captain of the women’s hockey team Rani Rampal, who led the team in the recent Tokyo Olympics, was conferred the Padma Shri award 2020.
Noted Hindustani classical singer Pandit Chhannulal Mishra has also received the Padma Vibhushan Award 2020, while singer Adnan Sami received the Padma Shri Award 2020. Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has received the Padma Shri Award conferred to her last year.