Padma Vibhushan Award: Superstar Rajnikanth, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Dhirubhai Ambani and many more honored

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Padma Vibhushan Award: Superstar Rajnikanth, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Dhirubhai Ambani and many more honored

The government announced the Padma awards on Monday to people with ‘exceptional and distinguished service’ in their respective fields. Film actors and sports stars have made it to the list this year, including Superstar Rajinikanth, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, sports star Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal, founder of the Reliance empire late Dhirubhai Ambani and more. The government announced Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards. Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna. The recipients of the Padma Vibhushan Awards are announced every year on Republic Day.

Padma Vibhushan Award Superstar Rajnikanth, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Dhirubhai Ambani and many more honored

Rajinikanth was born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad and worked as a bus conductor. He now has a huge fan following in India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. This 65-year-old superstar’s daughter Soundarya Rajnikanth, a filmmaker, tweeted:

https://twitter.com/soundaryaarajni/status/691548951661576193

Shri Rajinikanth will be honored with the Padma Vibhushan for his contribution to Art-Cinema. Rajinikanth is one of the most celebrated actors of his generations and is a recipient of Padma Bhushan award in the year 2000. His recent films has showcased that his age is not an obstacle for producing blockbuster movies.

The 29-year-old sports star Sania who is currently competing in the Australian Open in Melbourne said, “It’s a truly humbling experience to be honored with the Padma Bhushan award and will serve to inspire me to earn more laurels for my country,”. The sports ministry has rejected her application for the award in January last year.

Saina also received Arjuna Award in 2009 followed by Khel Ratna and Padma Shri in 2010.

Anupam Kher will also receive Padma Bhushan, he is well known as an actor for over three decades and has been an active participant in political debates recently.

Priyanka Chopra the first Indian actress to win People’s Choice Award has also got her name in the list Padma Shri award.

Full list of Padma awardees below:

Padma Vibhushan Padma Bhushan Padma Shri
Yamini Krishnamurthi Anupam Kher Prathibha Prahlad
Rajinikanth Udit Narayan Bhikhudan Gadhvi
Girija Devi Ram V. Sutar Sribhas Chandra Supakar
Ramoji Rao Heisnam Kanhailal Ajay Devgn
Dr. Shanta Viswanathan Vinod Rai Priyanka Chopra
Shri Shri Ravi Shankar Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad Pt. Tulsidas Borkar
Jagmohan N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya Dr. Soma Ghosh
Dr. Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre Barjinder Singh Hamdard Nila Madhab Panda
Avinash Dixit Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy S.S. Rajamouli
Dhiru Bhai Ambani (Posthumous) Swami Tejomayananda Madhur Bhandarkar
Hafeez Contractor Prof. M. Venkatesh Kumar
Ravindra Chandra Bhargava Gulabi Sapera
Venkata Rama Rao Alla Mamta Chandrakar
Saina Nehwal Malini Awasthi
Sania Mirza Jai Prakash Lekhiwal
Indu Jain K. Laxma Goud
Swami Dayanand Sarawasati (Posthumous) Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe
Robert Blackwill Naresh Chander Lal
Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah
Prahlad Chandra Tasa
Dr.Ravindra Nagar
Dahyabhai Shastri
Dr.Santeshivara Bhyrappa
Haldar Nag
Kameshwaram Brahma
Prof. Pushpesh Pant
Jawaharlal Kaul
Ashok Malik
Dr.Mannam Gopi Chand
Prof. Ravi Kant
Prof. Ram Harsh Singh
Prof. Shiv Narain Kureel
Dr.Sabya Sachi Sarkar
Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale
Prof. T.K. Lahiri
Dr. Praveen Chandra
Prof. (Dr) Daljeet Singh Gambhir
Dr.Chandrasekar Shesadri Thoguluva
Dr. Anil Kumari Malhotra
Prof. M.V. Padma Srivastava
Dr. Sudhir V. Shah
Dr. M. M. Joshi
Prof. (Dr) John Ebnezar
Dr. Nayudamma Yarlagadda
Simon Oraon
Imitiaz Qureshi
Piyush Pandey
Subhash Palekar
Ravinder Kumar Sinha
Dr. H.R. Nagendra
M. C. Mehta
M. N. Krishna Mani
Ujjwal Nikam
Tokheho Sema
Dr. Satish Kumar
Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai
Prof. Dipankar Chatterji
Prof.(Dr.) Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav
Prof. Veena Tandon
Onkar Nath Srivastava
Sunita Krishnan
Ajoy Kumar Dutta
M. Pandit Dasa
P. P. Gopinathan Nair
Smt. Madeleine Herman de Blic
Srinivasan Damal Kandalai
Sudhakar Olwe
Dr. T.V. Narayana
Arunachalam Murugantham
Deepika Kumari
Sushil Doshi
Mahesh Sharma
Saurabh Srivastava
Dilip Sanghvi
Dr. Keki Hormusji Gharda
Prakash Chand Surana (Posthumous)
Saeed Jaffrey (Posthumous)
Michael Postel
Salman Amin Sal Khan
Hui Lan Zhang
Predrag K. Nikic
Dr.Sundar Aditya Menon
 Source Ajaypal Singh Banga

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