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Padma Shri Awards: Meet the unsung heroes, Part II

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    The government recognised the many faceless heroes of India in the 2017 Padma Awards list.

    Karimul Haque: The Ambulance dada

    Karimul Haque: The Ambulance dada

    Haque is a tea garden worker who converted his bike into an ambulance.

    Dr Mapuskar: Angel of cleanliness

    Dr Mapuskar: Angel of cleanliness

    Sanitation pioneer whgo dedicated himself to the Swachh Bharat Mission 50 years ago!

    Genabhai Dargabhai Patel: The anar dada

    Genabhai Dargabhai Patel: The anar dada

    A farmer who single-handedly transformed drought-hit border districts into the largest producer of pomegranate in India.

    Shekhar Naik: The visionary captain

    Shekhar Naik: The visionary captain

    He is the captain of the Indian blind cricket team. Enough said!

    Anant Agarwal: Harvard for all!

    Anant Agarwal: Harvard for all!

    Founder of an online platform that brings courses from MIT and Harvard at no cost at all.

    Mariyappan Thangavelu: Athlete par excellence

    Mariyappan Thangavelu: Athlete par excellence

    Thangavelu is a paralympic high jumper who won the gold in Rio 2016.

    Dipa Karmakar: Produnova princess

    Dipa Karmakar: Produnova princess

    Karmakar is the first indian gymnast to make India proud by coming fourth in artistic gymnastics at the Rio Olympics 2016.

    Sukri Bommagowda: The nightingale of Halakki

    Sukri Bommagowda: The nightingale of Halakki

    Bommagowda is a indigenous singer who has contributed for the last 58 years.

    Jitendra Haripal: The voice of Rangabati

    Jitendra Haripal: The voice of Rangabati

    He has sung Odisha's immensely popular recorded ‘Rangabati' song and a top exponent of the Kosli-Sambalpuri style.

    Eli Ahmad: A writer with a purpose

    Eli Ahmad: A writer with a purpose

    Ahmad is known for her contribution to children and women's literature in Assam.

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