Guwahati: Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was conferred with Padma Bhusan posthumously on Monday for his contribution in public affairs.
Eight other personalities from the state were conferred with Padma Shri awards, including BJP minister Bijoya Chakravarty, social worker Lakhimi Baruah and artist Gopiram Borgayan Burabhakat, educationist Mangal Singh Hazowary, artiste Dulal manki, social activist Birubala Rabha, writer Roman Sarmah and former Sahitya Sabha president Imran Shah have been chosen for the prestigious awards.
The former three-time chief minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi, passed away on November 23, last year. He was 85. Gogoi was also the state’s longest-serving chief minister, who died due to post-Covid complications.
Apart from Assam, five other from the Northeast region have also been awarded the Padma Shri.
From Arunachal Pradesh – Anshu Jamsenpa in sports have received the award. Radhe Devi and Rewben Mashangva in art from Manipur; Sangkhumi Bualchhuak in social work from Mizoram and Nanadro B Marak in agriculture from Meghalaya have been awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award.
Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian awards of the country, are conferred in three categories namely – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhusan, and Padma Shri by the President of India.