Media related awardees

IN Media Watch Briefs | 26/01/2016

This years Padma awards had its share of journalists in every category. The Padma Vibhushan was conferred upon Ramoji Rao, the founder of the Eenadu Group. Barjinder Singh Hamdard, the managing editor of the Punjabi newspaper Daily Ajit, and columnist and TV commentator Ashok Malik were conferred the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri respectively. Indu Jain, matriarch of the Times Group has been given a Padma Bhushan in the trade and industry category. Virender Kapoor, a senior journalist close to both the PM and I and B minister Arun Jaitley, was on the list but declined the award saying he has never taken anything from any government. Adman Piyush Pandey, who crafted Narendra Modi's election campaign, has also been conferred the Padma Shri.



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