President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President, M. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the awardees at a Civil Investiture Ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday. Image Courtesy: PIB
Padma Awards were instituted in the year 1954. The awards are the highest civilian awards in India and those selected for it are famous for their contribution to Indian social, cultural, economical, political or other spheres of life. Image courtesy: PIB
Godfather of Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth, was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan. It is the second highest civilian award. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the award at a glamorous ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Image courtesy: PIB
After having won international acclaim for her role in 'Quantico', actor Priyanka Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. The actor recently won a role in the Hollywood film 'Baywatch', alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Image courtesy: PIB
After a great year where Sania Mirza and her partner Martina Hingis soared to a 41-match winning streak which finally came to an end with a shock defeat at the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open earlier this year, Mirza received the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour. Image courtesy: PIB
Bollywood singer Udit Narayan was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the world of music. On receiving the award, the singer, who has composed hits like "Pardesi pardesi", "Taal se taal mila" and "Pehla Nasha" touched the President's feet. Image courtesy: PIB
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Updated Date: Apr 12, 2016 19:49:50 IST