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Rajnikant Devidas Shroff Awarded Padma Shri For His Role In Trade and Industry

A total of 29 awardees are women, 16 are posthumous awardees, and one of the recipients is a transgender awardee.

Photo Credit : President of India/Twitter

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government, on Monday, facilitated Rajnikant Devidas Shroff with the Padma Shri for his contribution to the Trade and Industry.

Shroff is a renowned scientist and entrepreneur. Founder of United Phosphorus, he was the first-ever Indian to start and run a chemical factory in England.

The official handle of President Ram Nath Kovind shared the news on Twitter. "President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff for Trade and Industry. He is a renowned scientist and entrepreneur. Founder of United Phosphorus Limited, he was the first-ever Indian to start and run a chemical factory in England," President of India’s official handle tweeted.

President Kovind presented a total of 119 Padma awards and the list consists of seven Padma Vibhushan awards, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri awards. 

A total of 29 awardees are women, 16 are posthumous awardees, and one of the recipients is a transgender awardee.

"Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Modi, Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah," as per the official statement. 

The Central Government awarded Shinzo Abe, Late BJP politician Sushma Swaraj with the Padma Vibhushan award in public affairs, Belle Monappa Hegde in medicine, Narender Singh Kapany in science and engineering, S Balasubramanium in art, B.B Lal in archaeology, Sudarshan Sahoo in art, and Maulana Wahiuddin Khan in the field of spirituality. Air Marshal Dr Padma Bandopadhyay received the Padma Shri award in the field of medicine.

Bollywood filmmaker and producer Karan Johar, singer Adnan Sami, producer Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut received the Padma Shri for their contribution in the field of performing arts.  


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