GUWAHATI: Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has been awarded with Padma Bhushan posthumously.
Gogoi who was a three-time chief minister of Assam died on November 23, 2020 at the age of 84.
The government on the occasion of Republic Day announced the list of winners of one of the country’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Awards comprising three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
Among this year’s winners, former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, Singer S P Balasubramaniam (posthumously), Sand artist Sudarshan Sahoo, Archaeologist BB Lal have been awarded Padma Vibhushan, among other celebrated personalities.
In the Padma Bhushan category, former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, former Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Misra, former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan (posthumous), former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi (posthumous) & religious leader Kalbe Sadiq (posthumous) are among the 10 recipients this year.