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Rajnikanth, Anupam Kher, Saina Nehwal among list of Padma awardees 2016

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:29 IST

The list of the 2016 civilian gallantary awards - the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri was leaked on 25 January - a day before the Republic Day celebrations.

Cinema personalities Rajnikanth and Anupam Kher have been honoured as have sportswomen including Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza.

Here's the list:

Padma Vibhushan

  1. Yamini Krishnamurthi - Classical Dance
  2. Rajnikanth - Cinema
  3. Girija Devi - Classical (Vocal)
  4. Ramoji Rao - Literature and Education (Journalism)
  5. Viswanathan Shanta - Medicine (Oncology)
  6. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar - Others (Spiritualism)
  7. Shri Jagmohan - Public Affairs
  8. Dr Vasudeva Kalkunte Aatrre - Science & Engineering

NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreigners/Posthumous

  1. Avinash Dixit (USA) - Literature & Education
  2. Dhirubhai Ambani - Trade & Industry

Padma Bhushan

  1. Anupam Kher - Cinema
  2. Udit Narayan Jha - Playback SInging
  3. Ram V Sutar - Sculpture
  4. Heisnam Kanhailal - Theatre
  5. Vinod Rai - Civil Service
  6. Yarlagadda Lakshmi - Lierature & Education
  7. NS Ramanuja Tatacharya - Literature & Education
  8. Barjinder Singh Hamdard - Literature & Education
  9. Nageshwar Reddy - Gastroenterology
  10. Swamy Tejomayananda - Spiritualism

Padma Shri

  1. Ujjwal Nikam
  2. Ajay Devgn
  3. Priyanka Chopra
  4. SS Rajamouli
  5. Malini Awasthi

Other names in the list of Padma Bhushan awardees include former US Ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill, sportswomen Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza and Indu Jain of Bennett, Coleman & Co.

The Union Home ministry had invited nominations for the awards in May 2015. The MHA had set a deadline of 15 September for submissions.

First published: 25 January 2016, 3:12 IST
 
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