Padma awards is one of the highest civilian awards of the country. Conferred in three categories, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, the awards were as always announced on the occasion of Republic day, yesterday. Eminent personalities from different fields were awarded and some big names from Hindi cinema such as Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher were awarded.

Ajay Devgn, Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra and Anupam Kher were awarded
Ajay Devgn, Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra and Anupam Kher were awarded

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Check out the complete list of 2016 Padma Award winners here :

Padma Vibhushan 2016

  • Rajinikanth (Actor)
  • Ramoji Rao (Media baron)
  • Jagmohan (Former J-K Governor)
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Spiritual guru)
  • V Shanta (Adyar Cancer Institute chairwoman)
  • Yamini Krishnamurthy (Dancer)
  • Girija Devi (Classical singer)
  • Vasudev Kalkunte (Indian scientist)
  • Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously, founder Reliance Industries)

Padma Bhushan 2016

  • Anupam Kher (Actor)
  • Udit Narayan (Singer)
  • Vinod Rai (Former CAG)
  • Sania Mirza (Tennis player)
  • Saina Nehwal (Badminton player)
  • Indu Jain (Chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd)
  • Heisnam Kanhailal (Theatre personality)
  • Robert D Blackwill (Former US Ambassador to India)
  • Ram Sutar (Indian sculptor)
  • Barjinder Singh Hamdard (ex-parliamentarian, editor of Punjabi Newspaper)
  • Swami Tejomayananda (Spiritual leader)
  • Prof N S Ramanuja Tatacharya (Sanskrit Scholar)
  • Prof D Nageshwar Reddy (Asian Institute of Gastroenterology)

Padma Shri 2016

  • Ujjwal Nikam (Indian Public Prosecutor)
  • Priyanka Chopra (Actor)
  • Ajay Devgn (Actor)
  • SS Rajamouli (Filmmaker)
  • Saeed Jaafri (posthumously, Actor)
  • Madhur Bhandarkar (Filmmaker)

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