Padma Awards: 87-year-old cricket coach, martial arts guru honored with Padma Shri. Padma Awards: Gurcharan Singh, SRD Prasad and K Shanathoiba Sharma conferred with Padma Shri in Sports

TV9 Bharatvarsh | Edited By: Sumit Sundriyal

Updated on: Jan 25, 2023 | 10:14 PM

For the year 2023, the central government has given Padma Vibhushan to 6 celebrities, Padma Bhushan to 9 and Padma Shri to 91 people, in which 3 are from the world of sports.

Padma Awards: 87-year-old cricket coach, martial arts guru honored with Padma Shri

Former cricketer and coach Gurcharan Singh (left) with former Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi (right)

Image Credit source: Twitter/Bishan Singh Bedi

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Like every year, once again, just a day before the Republic Day, the Padma Awards were announced for those who have brought laurels to the country and made important contributions in different fields. The Central Government announced this year’s Padma Awards on Wednesday, January 25, and this time also the government has decided to honor special personalities for their invaluable contribution to the world of sports. Former cricketer and famous coach Gurcharan Singh, KS Sharma, instructor of Indian martial arts Kalarippayattu and Manipuri’s local martial art Thang Ta, has received the Padma Shri award.

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