The government had earlier announced awards in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday conferred Padma Shri award, one of the highest civilian honours.
Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award (posthumous) upon veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar. His wife Bharti Nayar received the award. pic.twitter.com/NPuToZeXXk— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2019
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).