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Padma Bushan for C.V. Chandrasekhar, Rudrapatna Krishna Shastry Srikantan & Padma Shri for
S.R. Janakiraman, M.K. Saroja
NEW DELHI, January 25: The President of India has approved the conferment of Padma Awards -2010. This year, the President has approved 128 awards, including one duo case (counted as one), and 12 in the category of foreigners/ Non-resident Indians/ PIOs/ posthumous. These comprise 13 Padma Vibhushan, 31 Padma Bhushan and 84 Padma Shri Awards. There are 31 ladies among the awardees.

Dr. (Smt.) Kapila Vatsyayan has been picked for the Padma Vibhushan award for her contribution to the promotion and administration of art. Shi C.V. Chandrasekhar (Bharatanatyam), Shri Rudrapatna Krishna Shastry Srikantan (vocal music) and Shri Madavur Vasudevan Nair (Kathakali) have been chosen for Padma Bushan award.

Among those who have been nominated for Padma Shri award are: Shri S.R. Janakiraman (Carnatic vocal), Guru (Ms.) M.K. Saroja (Dance), Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty (Indian Classical Vocal), Ms. Sunayana Hazarilal (Kathak) and Smt. Kalamandalam Kshemavathy Pavithran (Mohiniattam).