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Who was the first Paralympian to receive Padma Shri Award?

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posted Sep 15, 2016 by Abu Anam

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Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia was the first Paralympian to receive the Padma Shri, having been conferred the award in 2012. Devendra, who is the only Indian to win two Paralympic golds, won his first with a record throw at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. He broke his 12-year record on Tuesday at the Rio Paralympics to win his second gold.

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answer Sep 23, 2016 by Abhishek Maheshwari
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