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Padma Bhushan for Vikku Vinayakaram
CHENNAI, January 25: Ghatam artiste Vikku Vinayakaram has been chosen for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award.

The President of India approved conferment of 127 Padma Awards on the eve of the Republic Day tomorrow.

Classical singer Begum Parveen Sultana, too ,has been chosen for the Padma Bhushan Award. Tabla player Vijay Ghate is chosen for the Padma Shri Award. Likewise, Sarangai player Ustad Moinuddin Khan, too, is chosen for the Padma Shri award. Kathak artiste Rani Karna will also get the Padma Shri Award. Odishi dancer Geeta Mahalik and Prof. Kalamandalam Sathyabhama (Mohini attam) have also been chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri Award.