Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, late Moga-born physicist and entrepreneur Narinder Singh Kapany, and late singer SP Balasubramaniam are among the seven Padma Vibhushan awardees announced by the government on the eve of the 72nd Republic Day.
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Kapany, the father of fibre optics, is another Padma Vibhushan awardee along with Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiuddin Khan and BB Lal, the acclaimed archaeologist who turned 100 last year.
Sudershan Sahoo, a renowned sculptor born in Puri, is also in the list of Padma Vibhushan awardees.
Source: The Tribune