Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Eminent veteran theater personality Pran Sabharwal gets Padma Shri for art and culture

CHANDIGARH: An eminent theater artist and versatile personality Pran Sabharwal (93) is among the two Padma Shri awardees from Punjab for an outstanding contribution in the field of art. He is based in Patiala and has been running the National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS) since 1952.

Punjabi Film Actress Nirmal Rishi gets Padama Shri

Legendary Punjabi film actress Nirmal Rishi, 80, has got prestigious Padama Shri award for her outstanding contribution in the art for the year 2024. The versatile actress has acted in over 60 films besides doing theater.

'Valli Oyil Kummi' dance guru M. Badrappan conferred Padma Shri

CHENNAI: 'Guru' M. Badrappan, who is exponent of Tamil Nadu's ancient 'Valli Oyil Kummi' dance, has been named for the Padma Shri award.

Music Mastero Seshampatti T. Sivalingam conferred with Padma Shri

CHENNAI: Music mastero Vidwan Seshampatti T.Sivalingam, a doyen in 'Nadaswaram', has been conferred with the Padma Shri-2024.

Ujjain's Maach Theatre Artist Om Prakash Sharma to receive Padma Shri

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh-based 'Maach' theatre artist Pandit Om Prakash Sharma has been conferred with the Padma Shri for 2024.

MP's para swimmer, who crossed English Channel, conferred Padma Shri

BHOPAL: Satendra Singh Lohiya, a 36-year-old Indian swimmer with 70 per cent disability, is among the four persons from Madhya Pradesh to be conferred with Padma Shri-2024.

Squash player Joshna Chinappa to receive Padma Shri

CHENNAI: Professional squash player from Tamil Nadu, Joshna Chinappa was conferred with Padma Shri award on Thursday. The 37-year-old squash player was ranked world number 10 in professional squash circuit.

Tamil Nadu's leading opthalmologist G. Natchiar conferred with Padma Shri

CHENNAI: Leading Ophtalmologist and one of the founders of Aravind Eye Care System, Dr. G. Natchiar has been conferred with the Padma Shri.

Padma Shri to Dr Chandrashekar: 'People's Psychiatrist' who adopted villages, went to doorsteps to treat patients

BENGALURU: Dr. Chandrashekar Channapatna Rajannachar is a well-known psychiatrist and philanthropist in Karnataka. He is fondly called a "People's Psychiatrist". His yeoman services have earned him the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2024.

Malaysian-Indian gets jail for drug trafficking in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A 25-year-old Malaysian-Indian has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and 10 strokes of the cane in Singapore for drug trafficking.