WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mar 11, 2019, 01.13 PM
For distinguished service in sports, table tennis player Sharath Kamal, chess player Harika Dronavalli and Wrestler Bajrang Punia received Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday.
Harika is among the world's top-ranked chess players and has lead Indian women squads to several chess championships.
Sharath Kamal is a renowned name in table tennis, he has won over 60 international medals in the past 16 years.
Bajrang is a World Championship silver and bronze medallist besides winning gold at Asian Games and Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Forty-seven prominent personalities were conferred the Padma awards by President Kovind during a ceremonial function at Rashtrapati Bhawan.