Bengaluru, September 24, 2015: The state government has recommended 30 names to the Union Home Ministry for the prestigious Padma awards.
Thumbay Moideen, founder of Thumbay Group and Gulf Medical University, Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal, Director of the Manipal Institute of Nephrology and Urology, legendary Saxaphone player Kadri Gopalnath and Vijayanath Shenoy of Hasthashilpa are among those recommended for the awards from the coastal districts.
Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee, on September 19, wrote to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs recommending the names.
While, two have been recommended for Padma Vibhushan, nine have been recommended for Padma Bhushan and 19 for Padma Shree.
Who’s on the list:
Padma Vibhushan: Dr. Shivamurthy Muruga Sharanu-Social Service and Education, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed Khan - Education.
Padma Bhushan: Ho.Srinivassyya- Social Service, Dr. D.G. Benakappa-Medicine, Saalumarada Thimakka- Social Service and Environment, Pt. P. M Venkata Kumar-Art Classical Music, Enagi Baalappa- Art Drama, Prof. G . Venkatasubbaih- Lexicographer, Dr. Kadri Gopalnath- Art Music Sexophone, Dr. B.Raman Rao- Medicine, Dr. C.G . Krishnadas Nair- Science.
Padmashree: Dr. C.M Muttiah – Sports Athletics, Dr. H . Sudharshan Ballal- Medicine, Dr. Bharathi Vishnu Vardhan- Art Films and Television , H.C Thimmyya- Achitecture Engineering, Dr. Peter .A.Louis- Fine Art, Master Hiranayya – Art Drama, Dr. C.V. Hari Narayan- Medicine, A.R .Shivakumar- Science, Dr. Basavaraj Nellisara- Art and Literature, U.Vijayanath Shenoy- art and Culture, S.G .Vasudev- Art Drawings Paintings, Vikas Gowda- Sports Athletics , Dr.Padmini Prasad- Medicine, Madhu Pandit Das- Social Service , Thumbay Moideen- Education and Social Servie, Dr. Chandrappa .S. Reshmi – Medicine, Dr.B.T .Rudresh – Medicine, Dr.Nagatthi halli Chandrashekar- Art and Literature.