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Syed Muazzem Ali named for Padma Bhushan Award

  • Published at 12:51 am January 26th, 2020
Syed Muazzem Ali
File Photo: Former foreign secretary of Bangladesh and immediate-past high commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali UNB

He is among the 16 distinguished personalities, who have been nominated for the award by the government of India

Former high commissioner of Bangladesh to India Syed Muazzem Ali has been nominated for Padma Bhushan Award 2020 (posthumously) for his distinguished service of high order in the field of public affairs.

Ali is among the 16 distinguished personalities, who have been nominated for the award by the government of India, an official handout said on Saturday, reports BSS.

The names of the awardees are announced on the occasion of India's Republic Day every year and these awards are conferred by the president of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March or April every year.

Apart from the Padma Bhushan, seven eminent personalities were named for the Padma Vibhushan Award 2020 and 118 people were named for the Padma Shri Award 2020 for their exceptional and distinguished service in various fields of activities.

Thirty-three of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of foreigners and 12 posthumous awardees, the handout said.

The seven eminent persons, who were named for the Padma Vibhushan Award 2020 are -- George Fernandes (posthumous), Arun Jaitley (posthumous), MC Mary Kom, Chhannulal Mishra, Sushma Swaraj (posthumous), Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri and Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi (posthumous).

Syed Muazzem Ali, a career diplomat and also a freedom fighter, passed away on December 30 in Dhaka after successfully completion of his tenure of five years as the high commissioner of Bangladesh to India.

The former foreign secretary, Syed Muazzem Ali, is regarded as the distinguished diplomat.