The former Air Force officer played a big role in moulding Usha into India's most prolific athlete on the international arena.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday announced the awards that include seven Padma Vibhushan awards, 10 Padma Bhushan awards and 102 Padma Shri awards.
In his career spanning five decades, SPB had recorded over 40,000 songs in several languages and had won the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs.
In 2019, Gulati was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.
ET Narayanan Mooss, who mechanised the manufacture of Ayurvedic medicine, was successful in providing medical concoctions in the form of pills.
Vijayan played 79 matches for India between 1992 and 2003, and scored 40 goals.
The sole practitioner of the nokku vidya paavakali, Moozhikkal Pankajakshi Amma has been awarded the Padma Shri this year for keeping alive this unique tradition.
Kerala had recommended 56 eminent personalities for the Padma awards. Surprisingly, the selection committee, constituted by the Prime Minister, did not pick even a single person from the list.
The last rites would be performed at Kayippuram Thamarasseril Illam at his native place Muhamma by 2.30pm.
Many critics have questioned the government for honouring the singer whose father fought against India in the 1965 war.