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Padma Vibhushan for Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Ramoji Rao

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Padma Vibhushan for Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai Ambani, Ramoji Rao
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Superstar Rajinikanth, Reliance empire founder late Dhirubhai Ambani and media baron Ramoji Rao have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan, country's second highest civilian award this year.

Actor Anupam Kher will get Padma Bhushan while stars Ajay Devgn and Priyanka Chopra have been named for Padma Shri honours.

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan, former DRDO chief V K Aatre, cancer specialist and chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute Dr V Shanta and eminent Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi dancer Yamini Krishnamurthi and classical vocalist Girija Devi and Indian-American economist Avinash Dixit have also been named for Padma Vibhushan on the occasion of this year's Republic Day celebrations.

This year's list of Padma awards contain names of 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri awardees of the total 112. Among them 19 are women and 10 belong to the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs (include one posthumous) and 4 Posthumous awardees.

Singer Udit Narayan, former CAG Vinod Rai, chairperson of media group Bennett, Coleman & Co. Indu Jain, sports star Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal, spiritual leaders late Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Swami Tejomayananda and former US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill are among the 19 eminent people chosen for Padma Bhushan.

Industrialist Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, Maruti Suzuki chairman R C Bhargava and eminent architect Hafeez Contractor also figure in the list of Padma Bhushan awardees.

Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, who was the prosecution counsel in the Mumbai terror attack case, actors Ajay Devgn and Priyanka Chopra get Padma Shri.

Renowned sculptor Ram V Sutar, Manipuri theatre personality Heisnam Kanhailal, Hindi and Telugu writer Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, Sanskrit scholar N S Ramanuja Tatacharya, Punjabi journalist Barjinder Singh Hamdard, gastroenterologist D Nageshwar Reddy and scientist A V Rama Rao have been chosen for Padma Bhushan.

Actor the late Saeed Jaffrey, CEO of MasterCard Ajaypal Singh Banga, archer Deepika Kumari, Bharatanatyam dancer Prathibha Prahlad, Gujarati folk musician Bhikhudan Gadhvi, Goa's musician Tulsidas Borkar and scientist Onkar Nath Srivastava were among those who were named for Padma Shri awards.

 

Padma Vibushan

Sl No.

Name

Discipline

State/ Domicile

1.

Ms. Yamini Krishnamurthi

Art- Classical dance Delhi
2. Shri Rajinikanth Art-Cinema Tamil Nadu
3. Smt. Girija Devi Art-Classical Vocal West Bengal
4. Shri Ramoji Rao Lit & Edu-Journalism Andhra Pradesh
5. Dr. Viswanathan Shanta Medicine- Oncolog Tamil Nadu
6. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar Others-Spiritualism Karnataka
7. Shri Jagmohan Public Affairs Delhi
8. Dr.Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre Science & Engg Karnataka
9. Shri Avinash Dixit (Foreigner) Lit & Edu USA
10. Late Shri Dhiru Bhai Ambani (Posthumous) Trade & Industry Maharashtra

Padma Bhushan

Sl No.

Name

Discipline

State/ Domicile

  1.  
Shri Anupam Kher Art-Cinema Maharashtra
  1.  
Shri Udit Narayan Jha Art-Playback Singing Maharashtra
  1.  
Shri Ram V. Sutar Art-Sculpture Uttar Pradesh
  1.  
Shri Heisnam Kanhailal Art-Theatre Manipur
  1.  
Shri Vinod Rai Civil Service Kerala
  1.  
Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad Lit & Edu Andhra Pradesh
      7. Prof. N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya Lit & Edu Maharashtra
  1.  
Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard Lit & Edu - Journalism Punjab
  1.  
Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy Medicine-Gastroenterology Telangana
  1.  
Swami Tejomayananda Other-Spiritualism Maharashtra
  1.  
Shri Hafeez Contractor Others-Architecture Maharashtra
  1.  
Shri Ravindra Chandra Bhargava Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
  1.  
Dr.Venkata Rama Rao Alla Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
  1.  
Ms. Saina Nehwal Sports-Badminton Telangana
  1.  
Ms. Sania Mirza Sports-Tennis Telangana
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