New Delhi, January 24: The President of India has approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards – 2017 for 44 persons which include Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 07, Jeevan Raksha Padak to 24 persons, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 13 and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 24 persons. Seven awards are posthumous.Also Read - Mandatory RT-PCR Test Among Other Covid Rules For International Travellers Visiting Gujarat

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Shaikh Salim Gafur from Gujarat, whose daring act saved the lives of 52 Amarnath pilgrims, was honoured with the Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak approved on Republic Day eve by President Ram Nath Kovind for conferment. Also Read - Gujarat: Teen Climbs on Train Wagon to Shoot Instagram Video, Dies of Electric Shock

Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak

Shri F. Lalchhandama (Posthumous), Mizoram
Shri Bablu Martin (Posthumous), Madhya Pradesh
Shri K. Pugazendy (Posthumous), Puducherry
Master Supreet Rathi (Posthumous), Delhi
Shri Deepak Sahu (Posthumous), Madhya Pradesh
Shri Satyavir (Posthumous), Delhi
Shri Basant Verma (Posthumous), Madhya Pradesh

Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak

Shri Sheikh Salim Gafur, Gujarat
Shri Ravi Gorle, Andhra Pradesh
Shri Rajendra Tukaram Gurav, Maharashtra
Dr. Suneem Ahmad Khan, Jammu & Kashmir
Shri B. Laltlanthanga, Mizoram
Shri Lianhmingthanga, Mizoram
Master Pankaj Mahanta, Odisha
Shri Ameen Muhammed, Kerala
Shri Bhanu Chandra Pandey, Maharashtra
Smt. Reena Patel, Madhya Pradesh
Shri Sujan Singh, Himachal Pradesh
Shri Satyen Singh, Karnataka
Master Zonuntluanga, Mizoram

Jeevan Raksha Padak

Shri Hariom Singh Bais, Madhya Pradesh
Shri Abin Chacko, Kerala
Kum. Mamata Dalai, Odisha
Master Abhay Das, Kerala
Master Chirayu Gupta, Uttar Pradesh
Shri Gaius James, Andaman and Nicobar
Master Stephen Joseph, Kerala
Master Hareesh K.H., Kerala
Master Nishanth K.U., Karnataka
Shri Pradeep Kumar, Delhi
Shri Sachin Kumar, Uttar Pradesh
Master John Lalditsak, Manipur
Shri Pravin Kumar Mishra, Madhya Pradesh
Shri Madan Mohan, Punjab
Smt. Rajasree R. Nair, Kerala
Shri Narender, Madhya Pradesh
Master Tambe Pranay Rahul, Maharashtra
Shri Sourabh Singh Rajput, Madhya Pradesh
Shri Nimma Veera Venkata Ramana, Andhra Pradesh
Kum. Yamini Sahu, Chhattisgarh
Shri Prabhakar Gangadhar Sathe, Maharashtra
Shri Surendra Sharma, Madhya Pradesh
Shri Puran Mal Verma, West Bengal
Master Zairemtluanga, Mizoram

2. Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards are given to a person for the meritorious act of humane nature in saving the life of a person. The award is given in three categories, namely, Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and Jeevan Raksha Padak. Persons of either sex in all walks of life are eligible for these awards. The award can also be conferred posthumously.

3. The decoration of the award (medal, a certificate signed by the Home Minister and lump sum monetary allowance) is presented to the awardee in due course by the respective State Government to which the awardee belongs.