Sami, born in London to a Pakistani Air force veteran, applied for Indian citizenship in 2015 and became a citizen of the country in January 2016.
Congratulating Devi, AIFF President Praful Patel said he is hoping that more girls will draw inspiration from her.
Singers Suresh Wadkar and Adnan Sami, as well as veteran TV actor Sarita Joshi have also been conferred with the fourth highest civilian award of the country.
Born in a family of farmers in Alwal in the city, Venkat Reddy was passionate about agriculture right from a young age and turned into farming right after completing college education.
The CAA 2019 seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
"The farmers should not repeat the wheat, rice and soybean crop every year because it affects the soil strength considerably. "
During his seven decades of active research career, Dr. Gopalan occupied many prestigious positions. He served as Director of Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) from 1961 to 1974 and Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) from 1974-79
Karnad, known for his work in the field of literature and cinema, also became a renowned face in the country
Initially, I had some apprehensions about how Chandrashekhar Rao would work as the chief of State administration though he led a 14 year-long battle to achieve statehood for Telangana,” said Narayana.
The actor, who was just awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution in field of arts, was interacting with the media here on Monday.