New Delhi [India], January 25 (ANI): Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will be conferred with India's third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan on Republic Day.
Representing the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011.
The Padma Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher-order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to recognise achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved. (ANI)