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2019 Padma Vibhushan Awardees - 70th Republic Day

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Padma Vibhushan Awardees - 2019


The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, second only to the Bharat Ratna. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for "exceptional and distinguished service", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.


Ms. Teejan Bai
Art-Vocals-Folk
Chhattisgarh

Teejan Bai (born 24 April 1956) is an exponent of Pandavani, a traditional performing art form, from Chhattisgarh, in which she enacts tales from the Mahabharata, with musical accompaniments. She has been awarded the Padma Shri in 1987, Padma Bhushan in 2003, and Padma Vibhushan in 2019 by Government of India, besides 1995 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1995, given by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.


Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Foreigner)
Public Affairs
Djibouti

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Somali: Ismaaciil Cumar Geelle; Arabic: إسماعيل عمر جليه‎) (born 27 November 1946) is the current President of Djibouti, in office since 1999. He is often referred to in the region by his initials, IOG. Guelleh was first elected as President in 1999 as the handpicked successor to his uncle, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, who had ruled Djibouti since independence in 1977. Guelleh was re-elected in 2005, 2011 and again in 2016; the 2011 election was largely boycotted by the opposition amid complaints over widespread irregularities. Guelleh has been characterized as a dictator, and his rule has been criticized by some human rights groups


Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik
Trade & Industry-Infrastructure
Maharashtra

Anil Manibhai Naik is the Group Executive Chairman of Larsen & Toubro Limited, an Indian engineering conglomerate. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's 3rd highest civilian award, on 26 January 2009 and Padma Vibhushan, India's 2nd highest civilian award, on 25 January 2019. Naik is also the recipient of the 'Economic Times Awards-Business Leader of the Year' award, for the year 2008



Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare
Art-Acting-Theatre
Maharashtra

Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (born 29 July 1922) Pune, popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare, was born on Nag Panchami, is a writer and theatre personality from Maharashtra, India. He was awarded with Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award on 25 January 2019. His works are mostly based on the events related to the life of Shivaji, the 17th-century founder of the Maratha Empire; as a result he is termed as Shiv-Shahir ("Shivaji's bard"). He is mostly known for his popular play on Shivaji, ''Jaanta Raja'' which was popular not only in Maharashtra but also in Andhra Pradesh and Goa. Purandare has also studied the history of the Peshwas of Pune. He is also known for his significant contribution along with Madhav Deshpande & Madhav Mehere as senior party leaders in the early-1970s of Shiv Sena along with Bal Thackeray. In 2015, he was awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra's highest civilian award.

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