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Rich haul of Padma awards for the State


January 25, 2011 - Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh had reaped a rich haul of Padma awards this year bagging all of 11. These included the prestigious two Padma Vibhushan awards, to famous cine actor Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao and eminent metallurgist Palle Rama Rao. Playback singer SP Balasubramanyam won Padma Bhushan under Tamil Nadu quota.

Two Padma Bhushan are bagged by prominent industrialists Dr K Anji Reddy and GVK Reddy and six Padma Shri Awards were won by VVS Lakshman (Cricket), Gagan Narang (shooting), Proft. EA Siddiqu (Agriculture), Narayan Singh Bhati (Civil Services) Prof. Pullela Sriramachandrudu (literature/education) and Gajam Govardhana (Handloom weaving).

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