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Padma Bhushan for Aamir, Padma Shri for Sehwag

PTI  New Delhi, January 25, 2010
First Published: 16:14 IST(25/1/2010) | Last Updated: 17:44 IST(25/1/2010)

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is understood to have been selected for the Padma Bhushan award on the occasion of 60th Republic Day.

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Cricketer Virendra Sehwag and Badminton star Saina Nehwal have been chosen for the Padma Shri awards along with

At a glance

Padma Shri                  

Rekha
Saif Ali Khan
Ms Anu Aga
Vijender Singh
Ignace Tirkey
Narayan Karthikeyan
Saina Nehwal
Ramakant Achrekar
Virender Sehwag

 

Padma Vibhushan              

Aamir Khan
A R Rahman
Ilaiyaaraa Raja
Dr Ramakant Panda
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Prathap Chandra Reddy
Y Venugopal Reddy
Fareed Zakaria
Umayalpuram K Sivaraman

 

yesteryear Bollywood diva Rekha and actor Saif Ali Khan.

Film music maestros A R Rahman, Ilaiyaaraa Raja and noted cadiac surgeon Dr Ramakant Panda are chosen for Padma Bhushan.

Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Apollo hospital chief Prathap Chandra Reddy and former RBI Governor Y Venugopal Reddy named for Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honours.

Yesteryear Bollywood diva Rekha, Ms Anu Aga, hockey national Ignace Tirkey, Formula 1 driver Narayan Karthikeyan, Badminton star Saina Nehwal and Sachin Tendulkar's guru Ramakant Achrekar named in the Padmashri list.

Highly-placed sources said that eminent theatre and film personality Johra Sehgal is also likely to be given "Padma Shri".

44-year-old Khan, who made his directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed "Taare Zameen Par" in 2007, recently came out with "3 Idiots" that has become the highest-earning movie in Bollywood.

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