#Padma Vibhushan

.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

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Modi in his condolence message said that Pandit Jasraj's demise has left a deep void in the Indian cultural sphere. (Photo Credit/Twitter@narendramodi)

  • Pandit Jasraj's initial training in classical music was by his father Pandit Motiram
  • He was honoured with the title of 'Rasraj' and has more than 300 compositions to his credit
  • Pandit Jasraj even had a planet named after him

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Pandit Jasraj died on Monday aged 90. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Pandit Jasraj died due to a cardiac arrest at his New Jersey residence
  • The news was confirmed by his daughter Durga Jasraj
  • Celebrities, including Vishal Dadlani, Sona Mahapatra and Yami Gautam paid tributes to him