Usha Uthup And Padma Subrahmanyan Conferred With The Padma Awards This Year!

Usha Uthup receives Padma Bhushan and Padma Subrahmanyam receives Padma Vibhushan!

Usha Uthup is a versatile singer, known for her one-of-a-kind voice. Her songs have gained immense popularity over the years and she is internationally acclaimed for her art. Her popular songs include Ori Ori Baba, Rambha Ho Ho, and Doston Se Pyar Kiya. The singer received the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award from the President, Droupadi Murmu on April 22nd, 2024 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The esteemed award was presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and other dignitaries. Upon receiving the award, the singer expressed her gratitude saying, ““The award means the world to me because it is a sheer and absolute recognition from your country and from the government… When your government, country and your people appreciate what you have done and the hard work that you’ve put in for so many years, it makes for a wonderful moment of total humility and gratitude.”


The President of India took to their X(Twitter account) to post about the winners of the honorary awards. The President of India tweeted a picture of Usha Uthup receiving the award along with the caption, “President Droupadi Murmu presents Padma Bhushan in the field of Art to Smt. Usha Uthup. She is an internationally renowned singer. Her music has charmed generations of Indians through her unique style of singing.” The singer also took to her Instagram to post a picture of her at the awards’ red carpet along with the caption, “Graced by the honor of receiving the Padma Bhushan Award in New Delhi. Deepest gratitude to each one of you for your unwavering support and encouragement……”


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Padma Subrahmanyam is a prominent Bharatanatyam Dancer widely known for reviving several forgotten elements of Bharatanatyam including ancient temple dance forms, received the Padma Vibhushan Award from the President, Droupadi Murmu. The President of India tweeted a picture of Padma Subrahmanyam receiving the award along with the caption, “President Droupadi Murmu presents Padma Vibhushan in the field of Art to Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam. She is an internationally acclaimed Bharatanrityam dancer and an Indic scholar. Dr. Subrahmanyam has bridged the gap between the history, theory and practice of Bharatiya Sastriya Natana.”

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