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Anupam Kher, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receive Padma awards from President

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma awards on 56 eminent personalities, including Anupam Kher, Saina Nehwal, Isro scientist Mylswamy Annadurai etc.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2016 14:52 IST
Anupam Kher receives the Padma Bhushan award by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Anupam Kher receives the Padma Bhushan award by President Pranab Mukherjee.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred Padma awards on 56 eminent personalities, including Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously), actor Anupam Kher and former comptroller and auditor general of India Vinod Rai, at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Mukherjee awarded the Padma Vibhushan to Ambani, economist Avinash Kamalakar Dixit, former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan, danseuse Yamini Krishnamurthi and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Padma awardees Saina Nehwal, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Anupan Kher during the ceremony. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Gulabi Sapera receives the Padma Shri award. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Kokilaben Amban receives the Padma Vibhushan on behalf of her late husband Dhirubhai Ambani. (Hindustan Times)

Padma Bhushan was awarded to architect Hafeez Sorabe, contractor, educationist and journalist Barjinder Singh Hamdard, industrialist Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, badminton star Saina Nehwal, scientist Alla Ventaka Rama Rao and gastroenterologist Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy.

The Padma Shri awards were awarded to Isro scientist Mylswamy Annadurai, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, actor Ajay Devgn, archer Deepika Kumari and celebrated chef Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi.