Over 25 names each sent by Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh, the centre gave a shock to the Telugu states states by giving three Padma awards to Telangana and only one to Andhra Pradesh. All three Padma recipients from Telangana are women while from AP.
There are eight personalities who are natives of either Telangana or Andhra Pradesh in the Padma awards list announced by the Centre on Sunday. The eight Telugu people who achieved the award are Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj, shuttler P.V. Sindhu and Dr Manjula Anagani (TS) and Dr Raghu Rama Pillarisetti (recommended by Telangana State), who is staying in USA.
Besides, from AP are actor Kota Srinivasa Rao of Telugu films, and Ms Kanyakumari Avasarala of Tamil Nadu, Dr Dattatreyudu Nori of US and Ms Jayakumari Chikkala of Delhi got the Padma honours. These people are hailing from AP.