From Virat Kohli to Kailash Kher, Here’s The List Of Indian’s Who Won The Padma Awards In 2017

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The list of Indian’s to be felicitated at the 2017 Padma Awards is officially out and it features crowd favorites including Cricketing superstar Virat Kohli and Olympic champion Sakshi Malik among others. Here are some of the awardees of the most prestigious civilian awards.

Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli

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First Indian Paralympic Medallist Deepa Malik

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Olympic Gymnast Deepa Karmakar

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Olympic Bronze Medalist Wrestler Sakshi Malik

Rio de Janeiro: India's Sakshi Malik poses with her bronze medal for the women's wrestling freestyle 58-kg competition during the medals ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav(PTI8_18_2016_000010A)


Contemporary Singer Kailash Kher

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Indian Hockey Goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh

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Olympic Discus Thrower & Shot Putter 

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

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Microbiologist & AIDS Researcher Suniti Menon

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Olympic Silver Medalist Badminton Player P.V. Sindhu

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Indian Cricket’s Captain Cool M.S. Dhoni

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Folk Musician Basanti Visht

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Kathakali Dancer Chemanchari K. Nair

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Actor Sadhu Meher

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Mridangam Player T.K. Murthy

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Paralympic Gold Medalist High Jumper Thangavelu Meriyappan

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Chief National Coach Of The Indian Badminton Team Pullela Gopichand

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Kalariyapattu Champion Meenakshi Gurukkal

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Master Craftsman Mohammed Yusuf Khatri

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Singer K.J. Yesudas

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Author Eli Ahmed

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Veteran Politician Murli Manohar Joshi

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The official award ceremony will be held on 26th January 2017. CashKaro congratulates all the champions who work diligently and make us proud. 

Reader, writer, pizza lover and blogger: Sunakshi is all of these things. She believes language is the best thing invented by man and has a passionate new-word-learning fetish. Even though she is forever in a dilemma between weight loss and food love, her love for books surpasses all other addictions.

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