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President confers Padma awards on Dhirubhai Ambani, Anupam Kher, Ujjwal Nikam, among others

President confers Padma awards on Dhirubhai Ambani, Anupam Kher, Ujjwal Nikam, among others

Ujjwal Nikam, the public prosecutor in the Mumbai terror attack case, actors Priyanka Chopra and Ajay Devgn are among those who have been conferred the Padma Shri.

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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred the prestigious Padma awards on several dignitaries ranging from the field of literature to art to spiritualism. Those among the recipients include Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries, actor Rajinikanth and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, are among those chosen for the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian honour.

Actor Anupam Kher, former CAG Vinod Rai, sports stars Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal and former US ambassador to India Robert Blackwill are among the eminent people chosen for Padma Bhushan. Ujjwal Nikam, the public prosecutor in the Mumbai terror attack case, actors Priyanka Chopra and Ajay Devgn are among those who have been conferred the Padma Shri.

The list comprises 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri awardees. 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons in the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs (include one posthumous) and 4 posthumous awardees:

Following is the full list:

PADMA VIBHUSHAN

Yamini Krishnamurthi Art-Classical dance, Delhi

Rajinikanth Art-Cinema, Tamil Nadu

Girija Devi Art-Classical Vocal, West Bengal

Ramoji Rao Literature & Education,Andhra Pradesh

Viswanathan Shanta Medicine-Oncology, Tamil Nadu

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Others- Spiritualism, Karnataka

Jagmohan Public Affairs, Delhi

Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre Science & Engineering, Karnataka

Avinash Dixit Economist

Dhirubhai Ambani (Posthumous) Industry, Maharashtra.

PADMA BHUSHAN

Anupam Kher Art- Cinema, Maharashtra

Udit Narayan Jha Art- Playback Singing, Maharashtra

Ram V. Sutar Art- Sculpture, Uttar Pradesh

Heisnam Kanhailal Art- Theatre Manipur

Vinod Rai Civil Service, Kerala

Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad Literature, Andhra Pradesh

N S Ramanuja Tatacharya Literature, Maharashtra

Barjinder Singh Hamdard Journalism, Punjab

D Nageshwar Reddy Medicine, Telangana

Swami Tejomayananda Other-Spiritualism, Maharashtra

Hafeez Contractor Others-Architecture, Maharashtra

Ravindra Chandra BhargavaPublic Affairs, Uttar Pradesh

Venkata Rama Rao Alla Science, Andhra Pradesh

Saina NehwalSports- Badminton, Telangana

Sania Mirza Sports- Tennis, Telangana

Indu Jain Trade & Industry, Delhi

Late Swami Dayanand Sarawasati (Posthumous) Spiritualism, Uttarakhand

Robert Blackwill Public Affairs, USA

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry Trade & Industry, Ireland.

PADMA SHRI

Prathibha Prahlad Art-Classical Dance, Delhi

Bhikhudan Gadhvi Art- Folk Music, Gujarat

Sribhas Chandra Supakar Art- Designing, Uttar Pradesh

Ajay Devgn Art-Cinema, Maharashtra

Priyanka Chopra Art-Cinema, Maharashtra

Tulsidas Borkar Art-Classical Music, Goa

Soma Ghosh Art-Classical Vocal, Uttar Pradesh

Nila Madhab Panda Art-Film Direction, Delhi

S S Rajamouli Art-Film Direction, Karnataka

Madhur Bhandarkar Art-Film Direction, Maharashtra

M Venkatesh Kumar Art-Folk Artist, Karnataka

Gulabi Sapera Art-Folk Dance, Rajasthan

Mamta Chandrakar Art-Folk Music, Chhattisgarh

Malini Awasthi Art-Folk Music, Uttar Pradesh

Jai Prakash Lekhiwal Art-Miniature Painting, Delhi

K. Laxma Goud Art-Painting, Telangana

Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe Art-Photography, MP

Naresh Chander Lal Art-Theatre, Andaman & Nicobar

Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah Literature & Education, Assam

Prahlad Chandra Tasa Literature & Education Assam

Ravindra Nagar Literature & Education, Delhi

Dahyabhai Shastri Literature & Education, Gujarat

Santeshivara Bhyrappa Literature & Education, Karnataka

Haldar Nag Literature & Education, Odisha

Kameshwaram Brahma Literature & Education, Assam

Pushpesh Pant Literature & Education, Delhi

Jawaharlal Kaul Literature, Jammu and Kashmir

Ashok Malik Literature & Education, Delhi

Mannam Gopi Chand Medicine, Telangana

Ravi Kant Medicine-Surgery Uttar Pradesh

Ram Harsh Singh Medicine- Ayurveda Uttar Pradesh

Shiv Narain Kureel Medicine, Uttar Pradesh

Sabya Sachi Sarkar Medicine-Radiology, Uttar Pradesh

Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Medicine, Andhra Pradesh

T K Lahiri Medicine, Uttar Pradesh

Praveen Chandra Medicine-Cardiology, Delhi

Daljeet Singh Gambhir Medicine-Cardiology, Uttar Pradesh

Chandrasekar Shesadri Thoguluva Medicine, Tamil Nadu

Anil Kumari Malhotra Medicine-Homeopathy, Delhi

M V Padma Srivastava Medicine-Neurology, Delhi

Sudhir V. Shah Medicine-Neurology, Gujarat

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