Nambiar, 89, is the famous coach of legendary woman athlete P.T. Usha. In 1985, Nambiar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award, the highest accolade for coaches.
Mouma, P Anitha, Madhavan Nambiar, Sudha Hari Narayan Singh, Virender Singh, and KY Venkatesh have also been awarded the prestigious award in the sports category for the year.
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has recalled about the time she was honoured with the Padma Shri and said that it brings back many incredible memories.