Gulabo Sapera and Rakash Chand Surana from Rajasthan to get Padma Shri Award 2016. ‘Padma Shri’ is awarded for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 112 persons as per the list below. Check Complete List of 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri Awardees.
Gulabo Sapera is a Rajasthani Folk dancer. She was born in 1960 in the nomadic Kalbaliya community. Gulabo Sapera became a celebrity dancer later in life. She was nicknamed Gulabo by her father. She is very active in the musical work of Titi Robin. In 2011, Gulabo featured in the reality television show Bigg Boss (season 5) as contestant no. 12.
Late Shri Prakash Chand Surana (Posthumous) to gets Padma Shri award under Art-Classical Music.
Prakash Chand Surana was classical music artistes who passed away last year.