2 Bangladeshis receive Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri awards in India
Published: 12:28 PM, 26 January 2020
Enamul Haque and Syed Moazzem Ali
India's 'Padma Bhushan' the third highest civil award of the country was won by Bangladesh's late diplomat Syed Moazzem Ali. And the fourth highest civil award ‘Padma Shri’ was won by another Bangladeshi Archaeologist Enamul Haque.
The Indian Foreign Ministry on Saturday confirmed the award information of the duo from Bangladesh.
This year, 141 award winners named were declared in the three categories of Padma Awards - Padma Bibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Of these, seven people receive Padma Bibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 get Padma Shri.
The Padma Bhushan was launched by the President of India on January 2, 1954. The award is given in recognition of its special contribution to the nation.
And Padma Shri awards for special contributions in arts, education, commerce, literature, science, sports, social service, and government.
Former Foreign Secretary Moazzem Ali has represented the world as a diplomat since the birth of Bangladesh.
Syed Moazzem Ali, who was in charge of the Bangladesh High Commissioner in Delhi from 2014 to December last. He died on December 30, just days after returning from duty.
Enamul Haque, the pioneer of the museum movement, received the Padma Shri award who reestablish the National Museum in 1983.
He is also the main entrepreneur of making Ahsan Manzil a museum. He also played a leading role in composing lyrics.