Prez to confer Padma awards on 56 eminent personalities today
President Pranab Mukherjee will honour 56 eminent personalities with Padma awards on Monday.india Updated: Mar 28, 2016 08:35 IST
President Pranab Mukherjee will honour 56 eminent personalities with Padma awards on Monday.
The first list of awardees includes founder of Reliance Industries, late Dhirubhai Ambani, Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan, actors Anupam Kher and Ajay Devgn, badminton star Saina Nehwal, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, renowned dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy, former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and celebrated chef Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi.
During the civil investiture ceremony to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Mukherjee will present five Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and 43 Padma Shri awards.
Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani (posthumous), Avinash Kamalakar Dixit, Jagmohan, Yamini Krishnamurthy and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, while Hafeez Sorab Contractor, Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Anupam Pushkarnath Kher, Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, Saina Nehwal, Vinod Rai, Alla Venkata Rama Rao and D Nageshwar Reddy will be conferred the Padma Bhushan.