Central government has announced the names of Padma awardees on the eve of Republic Day. This year, the awards will be conferred on the people above 85 years of age. As per the list released by the government for Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardees, there are two names from Rajasthan.

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It is again achievement for state of Rajasthan that two of its residents have been honoured with such prestigious awards.  These two people are Shri Maharao Raghuveer Singh and Sant Narayan Das ji maharaj.  These two will be honoured with Padma Shri. Know more about the life and achievements of these men.

Sant Narayan Das


Sant Narayan Das is 92 years old. He lives at Triveni Dham near Chimanpura village in Jaipur. On the birthday of Sant Narayan Das ji maharaj, the whole Rajasthan rejoices. With an aim to spread awareness about Sanskrit, Narayan Das ji maharaj has established Sanskrit university. Talking about his contributions for Rajasthan, he has played a major role in development of the state. He has built many schools, colleges and hospitals. He is also involved in various social works like cow protection and feeding the poor. He has been conferred with this award in the field of spirituality.

Shri Maharao Raghuveer Singh


Maharao Raghuveer Singh is from Sirohi. He is 75 years old and has been conferred Padma Shri for his contribution in the field of History. He has devoted his life to bring out the aspect that India was on the fore of all scientific, social and philosophical fields.  He is also confident about the existence of homo sapiens is dating back to 2.97 lakh crore years ago as well as the Vedic period to be one crore years old. He presented speeches in the US, Europe and in India.


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