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Padma awards: Ajay Devgn, Anupam Kher, Saina Nehwal and other receive state honours

India | Press Trust of India | March 28, 2016, 5:14 pm
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President Pranab Mukherjee confered Padma awards to achievers from various walks of life. Actor Ajay Devgn recieved the Padma Shri.

President Pranab Mukherjee confered Padma awards to achievers from various walks of life. Actor Ajay Devgn recieved the Padma Shri.

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President Mukherjee conferred Padma Vibhushan on Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously). The award was received by his wife Kokilaben Ambani.

President Mukherjee conferred Padma Vibhushan on Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously). The award was received by his wife Kokilaben Ambani.

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Kalal Laxma Goud, renowned painter, printmaker & draughtsman  was awarded the Padma Shri.

Kalal Laxma Goud, renowned painter, printmaker & draughtsman was awarded the Padma Shri.

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Director Madhur Bhandarkar received Padma Shri for his contribution to cinema,

Director Madhur Bhandarkar received Padma Shri for his contribution to cinema,

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President Mukherjee conferred Padma Shri on folk singer Malini Awasthi.

President Mukherjee conferred Padma Shri on folk singer Malini Awasthi.

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President Mukherjee conferred Padma Bhushan on renowned badminton player Saina Nehwal.

President Mukherjee conferred Padma Bhushan on renowned badminton player Saina Nehwal.

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President Mukherjee conferred Padma Bhushan on actor Anupam Kher.

President Mukherjee conferred Padma Bhushan on actor Anupam Kher.

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President Mukherjee conferred Padma Bhushan on renowned architect Hafeez Sorabe Contractor.

President Mukherjee conferred Padma Bhushan on renowned architect Hafeez Sorabe Contractor.

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Classical dancer Dr. Yamini Krishnamurti was awarded Padma Vibhushan.

Classical dancer Dr. Yamini Krishnamurti was awarded Padma Vibhushan.

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President  Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma Shri on archer Ms. Deepika Kumari.

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma Shri on archer Ms. Deepika Kumari.

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56 personalities from different walks of life were honoured.

56 personalities from different walks of life were honoured.

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The Ambanis were seen interacting with the President and union home minister Rajnath Singh.

The Ambanis were seen interacting with the President and union home minister Rajnath Singh.