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Dhoni elated after receiving Padma award

By Team Pardaphash 
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New Delhi: Indian cricket sensation MS Dhoni is very much elated after receiving Padma Award from the hands of President Ram Nath Kovind in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. There were 43 persons in all who were conferred with this prestigious award.

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According to a release, the Padma Bhushan – the third highest civillian honour – was presented to five people– Dhoni, billiards champion Pankaj Advani, Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin (posthumously), Indian artist Laxman Pai and folk singer Sharda Sinha while Padma Shri was awarded to 38 people.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Ministers.

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