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Bangladesh liberation war fighter and archeologist receive Padma Shri


  • President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Padma Shri for the year 2021 on 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War fighter Lt. Col. (Retd) Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir. 
  • He was conferred one of  India’s most prestigious civilian awards for his contribution to the field of public affairs.
  • Two other Bangladeshi luminaries renowned scholar and archeologist Dr Enamul Haque and Former Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali (posthumous) were also conferred Padma honours for the year 2020.