Hyderabad: A purported list of Padma awardees 2021 is viral on social media.

The post said no Bollywood actor, no cricketer; no politician is among the awardees.

Fact Check

The viral message shared on WhatsApp is False

NewsMeter noticed that the PDF mentions Padma Shri 2020. However, it has been circulated as Padma Shri 2021.

Press Information Bureau (PIB) Fact Check also debunked the viral claim. "Misleading message circulating on #Whatsapp is claiming to be the official list of Padma Awards 2021 recipients," PIB tweeted.

We searched for the recipients of Padma Shri Awards 2020. We were directed to Padma Awards, Ministry of Home Affairs and clicked on the Padma 2020 section. We could find a few names including Jagdish Lal Ahuja and a few others.


We also found a tweet from the official account of PM Narendra Modi on July 11, 2021. According to the tweet, nominations are open till 15th September.

It is therefore evident that the message is False. Nominations for Padma awards are still open. The list circulating is of Padma Awards 2020.

Claim Review :   The official list of Padma Awards 2021 recipients
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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