Padma Awards 2023: The government has announced the names of Padma awardees on Wednesday (January 25) on the eve of Republic Day. This year, the President has approved 106 Padma Awards, which include six Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri awards. Padma Awards, one of the country’s highest civilian awards, are given in three categories (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri).
This year Sudha Murthy, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Rakesh Radheshyam Jhunjhunwala are also among the Padma awardees. Sudha Murthy has been awarded the Padma Bhushan in the field of social work. Sudha Murthy, 72, is a teacher, writer, who is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation.
Sudha Murthy is the wife of Narayana Murthy.
Sudha Murthy is the wife of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy. The couple has two children, including fashion designer Akshata Murthy. Akshata Murthy is the wife of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Sudha Murthy was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006 by the Government of India for social work. Sudha Murthy has written and published many books which include novels, non-fiction, technical books etc.
Padma Bhushan to Kumar Mangalam Birla
Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian billionaire businessman and chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. He is also the Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and Chairman of IIM Ahmedabad. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan in the field of trade and industry.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was awarded the Padma Shri
Rakesh Radheshyam Jhunjhunwala has been posthumously awarded the Padma Shri. He has been given this honor for the field of trade and industry. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala died on August 14 last year. Doctors told that he was suffering from kidney related problems and acute multiple organ failure. Jhunjhunwala was often called “India’s Warren Buffett” or “India’s Big Bull”. He was widely known for his stock market predictions.
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