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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday conferred Padma awards at the Rastrapati Bhawan. Padma Awards are one of the most prestigious honours in the country. Padma Awards’ list of recipients was out earlier where a number of dignitaries were named and were awarded on Tuesday.  
 
Veteran actor Rajnikanth and classical singer Girija Devi have been awarded with the highest honour Padma Vibhushan. The ‘desi’ girl of Bollywood was conferred with Padma Shri award.
 
Tennis player Sania Mirza and badminton player Saina Nehwal have been awarded Padma Bhushan. 
 
 
Here’s the complete list of winners:
 
1. Padma Vibhushan
 
Actor Rajinikanth
 
Media baron Ramoji Rao
 
Former J-K Governor Jagmohan
 
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
 
Adyar Cancer Institute chairwoman V Shanta
 
Dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy
 
Classical singer Girija Devi
 
Indian scientist Vasudev Kalkunte
 
Reliance Industries founder late Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously)
 
 
2. Padma Bhushan
 
Anupam Kher
 
Singer Udit Narayan
 
Former CAG Vinod Rai
 
Tennis star Sania Mirza
 
Badminton player Saina Nehwal
 
Chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd Indu Jain
 
Theatre personality Heisnam Kanhailal
 
Former US Ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill
 
Indian sculptor Ram Sutar
 
Barjinder Singh Hamdard
 
Swami Tejomayananda
 
Prof N S Ramanuja Tatacharya
 
Prof D Nageshwar Reddy
 
 
3. Padma Shri
 
Prathibha Prahlad
 
Bhikhudan Gadhvi
 
Sribhas Chandra Supakar
 
Dr Soma Ghosh
 
Ajay Devgn
 
Priyanka Chopra
 
Tulsidas Borkar
 
SS Rajamouli
 
Nila Madhab Panda
 
Gulabi Sapera
 
Mamta Chandrakar
 
Jawaharlal Kaul
 
Ashok Malik
 
Mannam Gopi Chand
 
Ravi Kant
 
Ram Harsh Singh
 
Shiv Narain Kureel
 
Sabya Sachi Sarkar
 
Jai Prakash Lekhiwal
 
K Laxma Goud
 
Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe
 
Naresh Chander Lal
 
Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah
 
Prahlad Chandra Tasa
 
Dr Ravindra Nagar
 
Malini Awasthi
 
Madhur Bhandarkar
 
M Venkatesh Kumar
Dahyabhai Shastri
 
Santeshivara Bhyrappa
 
Haldar Nag
 
Kameshwaram Brahma
 
Pushpesh Pant
 
Jawaharlal Kaul
 
Ashok Malik
 
Mannam Gopi Chand
 
Ravi Kant
 
Ram Harsh Singh
 
Shiv Narain Kureel
 
Sabya Sachi Sarkar
 
Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale
 
TK Lahiri
 
Praveen Chandra
 
Prof (Dr) Daljeet Singh Gambhir
 
Dr Chandrasekar Shesadri Thoguluva
 
Anil Kumari Malhotra
 
Prof MV Padma Srivastava
 
Dr Sudhir V Shah
 
Dr MM Joshi
 
Prof (Dr) John Ebnezar
 
Dr Nayudamma Yarlagadda
 
Simon Oraon
 
Imitiaz Qureshi
 
Piyush Pandey
 
Subhash Palekar
 
Ravinder Kumar Sinha
 
Dr HR Nagendra
 
MC Mehta
 
MN Krishna Mani
 
Ujjwal Nikam
 
Tokheho Sema
 
Satish Kumar
 
Mylswamy Annadurai
 
Dipankar Chatterji
 
Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav
 
Veena Tandon
 
Onkar Nath Srivastava
 
Sunita Krishnan
 
Ajoy Kumar Dutta
 
M Pandit Dasa
 
PP Gopinathan Nair
 
Madeleine Herman de Blic
 
Srinivasan Damal Kandalai
 
Sudhakar Olwe
 
Dr TV Narayana
 
Arunachalam Murugantham
 
Deepika Kumari
 
Sushil Doshi
 
Mahesh Sharma
 
Saurabh Srivastava
 
Dilip Sanghvi
 
Dr Keki Hormusji Gharda
 
Late Shri Prakash Chand Surana (Posthumous)
 
Late Shri Saeed Jaffrey (NRI/PIO/Posthumous)
 
Michael Postel (Foreigner)
 
Salman Amin Sal Khan (NRI/PIO)
 
Hui Lan Zhang (Foreigner)
 
Predrag K Nikic (Foreigner)
 
Dr Sundar Aditya Menon (NRI/PIO)
 
Ajaypal Singh Banga (NRI/PIO) 
 
Sania Mirza- Padma Bhushan
 
Madhur Bhandarkar-Padma Shri

 

First Published | 12 April 2016 12:21 PM
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