New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma awards on Thursday. Out of a total of 89 Padma awardees, eight are Telugus. The list of the awardees was released in January this year.
The Padma Awards are given for work in the field of art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. While 'Padma Vibhushan' is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service, 'Padma Bhushan' is given for distinguished service of high order and 'Padma Shri' for distinguished service in any field.
The List of Telugus Conferred Awards:
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed-Medicine
Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary-Civil Service
Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao-Art-Sculpture
Smt. V Koteswaramma-Literature & Education
Shri Chandrakant Pithawa-Telangana
Shri Chintakindi Mallesham-Science & Engineering
Shri Daripalli Ramaiah-Social Work
Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu-Trade & Industry