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Harekala Hajabba used his earnings of Rs 150 a day and some savings to open the school in 2000.(Twitter/@ParveenKaswan)

Harekala Hajabba awarded Padma Shri. This motivated the orange seller to start a school

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Harekala Hajabba, who never received any formal education himself, won the prestigious award for building a primary school for underprivileged children in his village.
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Adnan Sami has been made a Padma Shri.
Adnan Sami has been made a Padma Shri.

When Congress was in power, they gave me an award, says Padma Shri Adnan Sami

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Singer Adnan Sami has said that when the Congress was in power, he was given an award, and that he doesn’t care about those criticising the decision to award him with a Padma Shri.
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Adnan Sami was granted Indian citizenship in 2016.
Adnan Sami was granted Indian citizenship in 2016.

Adnan Sami reacts to Cong spokesperson’s criticism over Padma Shri honour: ‘Did you get your brain from clearance sale?’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Adnan Sami hit out at Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill who had criticised the Modi government for giving the prestigious Padma Shri award to a ‘loyalist’.
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Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami and Karan Johar express their gratitude as they are honoured with Padma awards.
Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami and Karan Johar express their gratitude as they are honoured with Padma awards.

Padma Shri awards: Kangana Ranaut dedicates it to ‘every woman who dreams’, Karan Johar is ‘at loss for words’

By HT Correspondent | HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:19 AM IST
Responding to the news of being conferred with Padma Shri awards, Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami and Karan Johar express their gratitude.
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M.C. Mary Kom celebrates after winning the Womens Flyweight Final at 2014 Asian Games.(Getty Images)
M.C. Mary Kom celebrates after winning the Womens Flyweight Final at 2014 Asian Games.(Getty Images)

Mary Kom, Vinesh Phogat and 7 female athletes in line for Padma Awards

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 01:03 PM IST
Mary was honoured with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards in 2013 and 2006, respectively. In 2003, she was awarded with the Arjuna Award as well.
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Short fiction from a celebrated musician, a look at India’s obsession with films, and a taut psychological thriller on HT’s list of recommended reads this weekend.(HT Team)
Short fiction from a celebrated musician, a look at India’s obsession with films, and a taut psychological thriller on HT’s list of recommended reads this weekend.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 06:20 PM IST
Thrillers, short fiction and a look at India’s obsession with the movies on this week’s list of good reads
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Eminent writer Gita Mehta refused to accept the Padma Shri award(Twitter/@kanak_news)
Eminent writer Gita Mehta refused to accept the Padma Shri award(Twitter/@kanak_news)

‘Was thinking of my brother’: Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta on declining Padma Shri award

By Padma Rao Sundarji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Mehta said she learned of her nomination only through the media and that her brother Odisha CM was on her mind when she declined it.
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File photo of Gautam Gambhir.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Gautam Gambhir.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Padma honours: Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Chhetri and Bajrang Punia react to their nominations

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 02:56 PM IST
Gautam Gambhir the ‘human being’ aspires to surpass the cricketer, Sunil Chhetri wants to be ‘hungrier’ when he dons the national colours while Bajrang Punia sought blessings from one and all with an aim to scale greater heights after being nominated for Padma Shri awards
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Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Photo: Twitter/@kanak_news)
Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Photo: Twitter/@kanak_news)

Timing not right: Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta says no to Padma Shri

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 05:54 PM IST
In what appears a snub to the government, author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has declined the Padma Shri award announced on Friday.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over the Padma Shri award to Singapore’s Tommy Koh, who is among the 10 ASEAN recipients of the award.(Twitter/ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over the Padma Shri award to Singapore’s Tommy Koh, who is among the 10 ASEAN recipients of the award.(Twitter/ANI Photo)

PM Modi gives Padma Shri award to former Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 03:04 PM IST
Tommy Koh, 80, had served as Singapore’s ambassador to the US and the UN, and as president of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea in 1981 and 1982
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