Mulayam Singh, Zakir Khan, Dilip Mahalanabis amid 6 Padma Vibhushan awardees

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NEW DELHI: Six eminent personalities, including late Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav and late

ORS

(oral rehydration solution) pioneer

Dilip Mahalanabis

, will receive the

Padma Vibhushan

, the Centre announced on Wednesday.

For 2023, the President has approved conferment of 106

Padma Awards

including 3 'duo cases'.

The list comprises 6 Padma Vibhushan, 9

Padma Bhushan

and 91

Padma Shri

. 19 awardees are women and the list also includes two persons from category of foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 7 posthumous awardees
In a tweet congratulating the recipients, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "Congratulations to those who have been conferred the Padma Awards. India cherishes their rich and varied contributions to the nation and their efforts to enhance our growth trajectory."

Congratulations to those who have been conferred the Padma Awards. India cherishes their rich and varied contributi… https://t.co/rO89JhOoN0

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1674664286000

The awards are given in various disciplines and fields of activities like art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service.
'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.

Padma Awards 2023: Unsung and unique

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