Prez Presents Padma Awards

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New Delhi: President of India Pranab Mukherjee will present five Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and forty-three Padma Shri awards on Monday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

The President will confer the Padma Vishushan on Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani (Posthumous), Avinash Kamalakar Dixit, Jagmohan, Dr. Yamini Krishnamuthi and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during the Civil Investiture Ceremony to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Padma Vibhushan

•  Founder of Reliance Industries late Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani (posthumous)
•  Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Jagmohan
•  Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
•  Indian-American economist Avinash Kamalakar Dixit
•  Renowned dancer Yamini Krishnamurti

Padma Bhushan

•   Actor Anupam Pushkarnath Kher
•   Badminton star Saina Nehwal
•   Former CAG Vinod Rai
•   Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry
•   Hafeez Sorab Contractor
•   Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard
•   Alla Venkata Rama Rao
•   Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy

Padma Shri

The 43 awardees who will receive the honour today include:

•  Actor Ajay Devgn
•  Filmmaker Madhur R Bhandarkar
•  Scientist Dr Mylswamy Annadurai
•  Athlete Deepika Kumari
•  Celebrated chef Mohammed Imtiaz Qureshi
•  Classical musician Pandit Tulsidas Borkar
•   Social worker Ajoy Kumar Dutta
•   Folk tale artist Bhikhudan Govindbhai Gadhvi
•   Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale
•   Film director Naresh Chander Lal
•   Ashok Malik
•   Mahesh Chand Mehta
•   Social worker Dr Sundar Aditya Menon
•   Haldar Nag
•   Social worker PP Gopinathan Nair
•   Dr TV Narayana
•   Professor Predrag K Nikic
•   Subhash Palekar
•   Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda
•    Advertising professional Piyush Pandey
•    Journalist Pushpesh Pant
•    Businessman Dilip Sanghvi
•    Folk dancer Gulabi Sapera
•   Dahyabhai Shastri
•   Onkar Nath Srivastava
•    Late Shri Prakash Chand Surana (Posthumous)
•    Prahlad Chandra Tasa
•    Chandrasekar  Shesadri  Thoguluva
•    Professro (Dr) Ganapati Dadasaheb  Yadav
•     Dr Nayudamma Yarlagadda

The government had announced Padma awards for 112 eminent persons on the eve of Republic Day.
The rest of the awardees, including superstar Rajinikanth, actor Priyanka Chopra and tennis star Sania Mirza, will be given the honour at a separate function to be held next month.

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