Kottayam Collector Jayashree reached her residence in Monipally to hand over the civilian award.
The writer suffered a huge personal loss a few hours before the function when his wife Shantha lost her long fight with cancer.
The Padma Shri recipient, was the founding director of Regional Cancer Centre, was 81.
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.