Padma Awardees to be felicitated by Governor

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Mumbai, May 21: Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir will felicitate Padma Award winners from Maharashtra for the year 2007 and 2008 in Raj Bhavan tomorrow.

The felicitation programme has been organised by the Vasantrao Naik Agricultural Research and Rural Development Foundation at 1700 hrs. Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, President of the Foundation Nilay Naik and the eminent Padma Awardees of the year and Bravery Award winners for year 2007 will remain present on the occasion.

Padma Awadees of the year 2008 include Asha Bhosale, Sachin Tendulkar, Ratan Tata, Dr Vasant Gowarikar, Baba Kalyani, K V Kamath, Kekoo Gandhy, Madhuri Dixit, Tom Altar, Dr Keiki Mehta, Dr T P Lahane, Bhanwarlal Jain and Sister Karuna Mary Bracganza.

Padma Awardees for the year 2007 include Jamshed Irani, Javed Akhtar, (the late) Vaidya Shriram Sharma, Tyeb Mehta, Astad Deboo, Naina Lal Kidwai, Rabinder Gokaldas, Ravi Bastia, Shashikala, Tarla Dalal, Teesta Setalvad and Thanu Padmanabhan.

Bravery Award winners are Aasma Ayub Khan, Antara Raju Shrivastav, Ankita Ashok Bhosale and Parth Sitariya, an official release stated here today.

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