Announcement of Padma Awards: Padma Bhushan to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad from Jammu and Kashmir, Vishwamurti Shastri, Padma Shri to Faisal

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have received four Padma awards. Among them, Padma Bhushan to Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad, while Professor Vishwamurti Shastri in the field of education and literature and Padma Shri has been announced for Faisal Ali Dar for his remarkable contribution to sports. Tshering Namgyal has also received Padma Shri in the field of art from Ladakh.

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Ghulam Nabi Azad: Ghulam Nabi Azad, who belongs to the Doda district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, was born on 7 March 1949. Azad did his post graduation in zoology. In 1980 she married Shamin Dev Azad, a famous and reputed singer from Kashmir. He is survived by his wife and two children. He started his political career as a Congress member in the year 1973. After that he did not look back. He was active in central and state politics.

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