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Virat Kohli and Sakshi Malik to receive Padma Shri this year | Full list

The awards are announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. Here’s the list of Padma Shri recipients for this year, announced so far:

india Updated: Jan 25, 2017 15:28 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Olympian Sakshi Malik are among this year’s recipients of the Padma Shri award.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Olympian Sakshi Malik are among this year’s recipients of the Padma Shri award.(PTI/AFP)

Seven sportspersons are among this year’s list of Padma Shri awardees this year, a source told Hindustan Times on Wednesday.

They are: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, Olympian Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, discus thrower Vikas Gowda, national hockey team captain PR Sreejesh, captain of India’s blind cricket team Shekhar Naik and Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu.

Singer Kailash Kher, Hindi writer Narendra Kohli and journalist HR Shah will also be accorded the fourth highest civilian honour, the source said.

The awards are announced annually on the eve of Republic Day.

Here’s the list of Padma Shri recipients (though the formal announcement will be made in the evening):

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