Air Marshal Padmavathy Bandopadhyay, PVSM AVSM VSM (Retd),first woman Air Marshal of IAF to receive the Padma Shri.

Air Marshal Padmavathy Bandopadhyay,
PVSM AVSM VSM (Retd),first woman Air Marshal of IAF recieved the Padma Shri in the field of Medicine.

Padma Shri is awarded for distinguished service in any field & announced on the occasion of RepublicDay every year.