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Former UP CM Kalyan Singh Posthumously Awarded Padma Vibhushan

Kalyan was the 16th chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from June 24, 1991, to December 6, 1992. He was also Lok Sabha MP from 2009 to 2014.

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Former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh (Photo | PTI)

New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh will be posthumously awarded Padma Vibhushan, while Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will receive Padma Bhushan, said the government on the eve of 73rd Republic Day.

Kalyan was the 16th chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from June 24, 1991, to December 6, 1992. He was also Lok Sabha MP from 2009 to 2014.

Dr Krishna Ella and Suchitra Ella of Bharat Biotech will also be awarded Padma Bhushan.

The Padma Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher-order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service).

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The award seeks to recognise achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.

‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President has approved the conferment of 128 Padma Awards including 2 duo cases.