Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom has been awarded the prestigious Padma Vibhushan whereas World Champion shuttler PV Sindhu has been conferred the Padma Bhushan on Saturday.
The government announced the final list of names for Padma Awards 2020 on Saturday, the eve of Republic Day. The Padma Vibhushan, which is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service, is the highest civilian award in India after the Bharat Ratna.The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri.
Former India cricketer Zaheer Khan, Indian women hockey team captain Rani Rampal, and shooter Jitu Rai have been awarded Padma Shri. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award of India.
Source: India Today