Singer and composer Adnan Sami Khan, who has left Pakistan and permanently shifted to India, received India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, Padma Shri Award, today, November 8 for his contribution to the field of performing arts.

The award was presented to him by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

The official Twitter handle of the President of India tweeted a photo of Adnan Sami receiving the Padma Shri Award, and wrote, “President Kovind presents Padma Shri to Shri Adnan Sami Khan for Art. He is a world renowned and celebrated music composer, concert pianist, singer and actor.”


Indian actress Kangana Ranaut was also given the award at the ceremony.

The Queen actor, dressed in a gold saree, was pictured being presented the Padma Shri by President Kovind. Kangana, last seen in the Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi, also recently received the National Award for Best Actress for her performances in the films Manikarnika and Panga.

The list includes seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards, of which 29 awardees are women and one awardee is a transgender person. The Padma Awards have been presented in various fields, such as art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service and so on.