On the occasion of 73rd Republic Day, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced a list of the Padma awards recipients - one of the highest civilian awards of the country. 128 people have been honored this year with the Awards that are conferred in three categories - Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. These awards are conferred by the President at ceremonial functions held at his official residence - the Rashtrapati Bhawan - around March or April each year.However, Buddhadev Bhattacharjee. The former West Bengal CM who refused to accept the Padma Bhushan awarded to him.
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