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Bollywood Singer Adnan Sami Receives Padma Shri Award by President Ram Nath Kovind

NEW-DELHI: Bollywood Singer Adnan Sami was conferred with the Padma Shri Award 2020 by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. The award seeks to recognise achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.

119 Padma Awards will be presented by the President this year. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards. 29 of the awardees are women, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee. 

The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service).