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ORS Pioneer Dilip Mahalnabis, Mulayam Singh Yadav Among 106 Padma Award Recipients

The Government of India has announced the Padma Awards 2023 on the eve of 74th Republic Day on Wednesday. 

This year, this award has been announced for 106 celebrities, in which 6 people will be given Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 91 people will be given Padma Shri. 

This time it has been announced to give Padma Awards to 19 women. Dilip Mahalnabis, the pioneer of ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) has been posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan. 

According to a government release, 87-year-old Dr Mahalanabis from West Bengal pioneered the widespread use of ORS, which is estimated to have saved more than 50 million lives globally. Mahalanabis died in Kolkata last October.

Apart from Dilip Mahalnabis, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Balkrishna Doshi will be honored with Padma Vibhushan posthumously. 

At the same time, Padma Vibhushan will be given to tabla player Zakir Hussain, SM Krishna and Srinivasa Vardhan. 

At the same time, SL Bhairappa, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Deepak Dhar, Vani Jayaram, Swami Chinna Jiyar, Suman Kalyanpur, Kapil Kapoor, Sudha Murthy and Kamlesh D Patel will be honored with Padma Bhushan.

Dr. Sukama Acharya, Jodhaiyabai Baiga, Premjit Bairia, Usha Barle, Munishwar Chand Davar, Hemant Chauhan, Bhanubhai Chitara, Hemopova Chutiya, Narendra Chandra Debbarma (posthumously), Subhadra Devi, Khadar Valli Dudekula, Hem Chandra Goswami, Pritikana Goswami, Radha Charan Gupta have been awarded Padma Shri.

Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Ahmed Hussain and Mohd. Hussain, Dilshad Hussain, Bhikhu Ramji Idate, CI Isak, Rattan Singh Jaggi, Bikram Bahadur Jamatia, Ramkuiwangbe Jane, Rakesh Radheshyam Jhunjhunwala, Ratan Chandra Kar, Mahipat Kavi, Ariz Khambatta, Parshuram Komaji Khune, Ganesh Nagappa Krishnarajanagara, Maguni Charan Kumar, Anand Kumar, Arvind Kumar, Domar Singh Kunwar, Risingbor Kurklang, Hirabai Lobi, Moolchand Lodha, Rani Machhaiya, Ajay Kumar Mandvi, Prabhakar Bhanudas Mande, Gajanan Jagannath Mane have been announced for Padma Shri.

Padma Awards – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are among the highest civilian awards of the country. 

Since 1954, these awards are announced every year on the occasion of Republic Day. 

These honors are given to many unsung heroes in the fields of art, literature and education, sports, medicine and social work.

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