Govt Announces Padma Awards; 7 Malayalis Among Awardees
New Delhi: The government announced the names of Padma awardees of this year on Republic Day eve. The awardees include seven people from Kerala. For their exceptional and distinguished services, Spiritual Guru M Mumtaz Ali alias Sri M was conferred with a Padma Bhushan and pioneer of legal education the late NR Madhava Menon was honoured with a Padma Bhushan posthumously. MK Kunjol (social work), scholar KS Manilal (Science and Engineering), N Chandrasekharan Nair (Literature and Education), Moozhikkal Pankajakshi (Art) are the Malayalis who were honoured with Padma Shri for their contributions in various fields.