Padma awards 2021 not announced yet, viral message is false

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.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  10 Aug 2021 5:35 AM GMT
Padma awards 2021 not announced yet, viral message is false

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.

https://padmaawards.gov.in/AwardeeTickets2020.aspx

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
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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