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Former Ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj And George Fernandes Given Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi: Eminent personalities, together with former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer Mary Kom, former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Gugnauth have been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan on the Republic Day this yr, officers mentioned on Saturday.

Former Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, Industrialists Anand Mahindra and Venu Shrinivasan, Olympian badminton participant P V Sindhu, former Nagaland chief minister S C Jamir and Jammu and Kashmir politician Muzaffar Hussain Baig have been awarded with the Padma Bhushan, they mentioned.

Jaitley, Swaraj, Fernandes and Parrikar have been given the award posthumously, the officers mentioned.

The Padma Vibhushan for this yr has been awarded to a complete of seven outstanding personalities, whereas 16 have been given the Padma Bhushan, 118 have been given the Padma Shri on the 71st Republic Day this yr, they mentioned.

(PTI)

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