#Padma Shri

.Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Elattuvalapil Sreedharan endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2014 general election campaigns. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Elattuvalapil Sreedharan will be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Kerala
  • 88-year-old was honoured with Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008
  • Sreedharan also served as the chief of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Shinzo Abe is among the Padma Vibhushan recipients. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AbeShinzo)

  • S P Balasubramaniam and Maulana Wahiduddin Khan were among those awarded the Padma Vibhushan
  • Tarun Gogoi, Ram Vilas Paswan were credited with the Padma Bhushan
  • Shri Gulfam Ahmed, Ms P Anita, and Ms Bhuri Bai were among those who will receive the Padma Shri award

.London, UK
Raghu Ram Pillarisetti (Centre) will be conferred with Queen Elizabeth II's 2021 New year’s honours. (Photo credit: Twitter @Andrew007Uk)

  • Raghu Ram is the director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Disease
  • He is also a Padma Shri recepient
  • Instituted in 1917 by King George V, the Queens Honours are amongst the most prestigious awards worldwide

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Astad Deboo died on Wednesday morning at his home in Mumbai. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@gqindia)

  • Deboo is noted for creating a modern dance vocabulary that was uniquely Indian
  • He was also a recipient of the Padma Shri in 2007
  • Deboo founded Astad Deboo Dance Foundation in 2002 to provide creative training to marginalised sections