Padma Vibhushan 2016
● The most famous actor of India, Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, popularly known as Rajinikanth, has been awarded Padma Vibhushan this year. He primarily acts in Tamil movies but has also been seen in other regional movies in India and Hollywood.
● Ramoji Rao, the founder of Ramoji Group, Ramoji film city, the largest movie making facility in the world, and the Usha Kiran Movies has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan this year.
● Jagmohan is the former Jammu & Kashmir Governor and also a published author who started his career in civil service. This year he has been credited with the Padma Vibhushan.
● The founder of the Art of Living Foundation, popularly known as Shri Shri Ravi Shankar has been awarded Padma Vibhushan this year.
● The renowned Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy has also received the Padma Vibhushan for her excellence in traditional modes of dancing.
● The famous vocalist who hails from Banaras Gharana and recreated the modern thumri, Shrimati Girija Devi is a proud recipient of 2016 Padma Vibhushan.
● V K Atre was a Defense Research and Development Organization chief and previously honored with Padma Bhushan. This year Atre has received the Padma Vibhushan.
● The founder of Reliance Industries, the late Dhirubhai Ambani has been posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan.
● The Indian American Economist who has also penned numerous books on Economics, Dr. Avinash Dixit has been awarded the Padma Vibhushan.
● The Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan holder Viswanathan Shanta, the eminent oncologist and chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai has received the Padma Vibhushan this year for her continual dedication.
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Padma Bhushan 2016
● The former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai have earned a new feather with his Padma Shri award in 2016. He is currently the honorary chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors.
● The multifaceted actor Anupam Kher has been awarded the Padma Bhushan this year.
● The famous singer Udit Narayan has also received the Padma Bhushan this year.
● Former US ambassador of India Robert D Blackwill has been awarded with the Padma Bhushan.
● The first Indian Olympic Badminton medal winner Saina Nehwal received the Padma Bhushan this year.
● The current number 1 doubles women tennis player Sania Mirza is also honored by the Padma Bhushan.
● The chairperson of India’s largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., Indu Jain has also received the prestigious Padma Bhushan.
● The famous sculptor Ram Vanji Sutar is also honored this year.
● Heisnam Kanhailal, the famous theatre personality has also been rewarded this year.
● Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad is also rewarded this year.
● The other names are N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya, Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Nageshwar Reddy, Hafeez Contractor, Ravindra Chandra Bhargava, Dr. Venkata Rama Rao Alla, Swami Dayanand Saraswati (posthumous), Pallonji Shapoorji.
Padma Shri Awardees 2016
● The persons who hails from India are-
M.N. Krishna Mani, prof. Pushpesh Pant, Ajay Devgan, Ujjwal Nikam, Jawaharlal Kaul,
Bhikhudan Gadhvi, Tokheho Sema, Ashok Malik, Sri Subhas Chandra Supakar, Satish Kumar, Mannam Gopi Chand, Prathibha Prahlad, Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Ravi Kant, Priyanka Chopra, Dipankar Chatterjee, Ram Harsh Singh, Tulsidas Borkar, Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav, Shiv Narain Kureel, Soma Ghosh, Veena Tandon, Dr. Sabyasachi Sarkar, Nila Madhab Panda, Onkar Nath Srivastava, Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, S.S. Rajamouli, Sunita Krishnan, T. K. Lahiri, Madhur Bhandarkar, Ajoy Kumar Dutta, Praveen Chandra, M. Venkatesh Kumar, M. Pandit Dasa, Daljeet Singh Gambhir, Barjinder Singh Hamdard, P.P. Gopinathan Nair, Dr. Chandrashekhar Sheshadri Thoguluva, Gulabi Sapera, Madeline Herman De Blic, Anil Kumari Malhotra, Mamta Chandrakar, M.V. Padma Srivastava, Malini Awasthi, Jai Prakash Lekhiwal, K. Laxma Goud, M. M. Joshi, John Ebnezar, Bhalchandra Duttaray Mondhe, Naresh Chander Lal, Dr. Nayudamma Yarlagadda, Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah, Simon Oraon, Prahlad Chandra Tasa, Imtiaz Qureshi, Ravindra Nagar, Piyush Pandey, Dahyabhai Shastri, Subhash Palekar, Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Santeshivara Bhyrappa, Haldar Nag, H.R. Nagendra, M.C. Mehta, Kamaleshwaram Brahma, Srinivasam Damal Kandalai, Sudhakar Olwe, T. V. Narayana Arunachalam Murugantham, Deepika Kumari, Sushil Doshi, Mahesh Sharma, Saurav Shrivastava, Dilip Sanghvi, Dr. Keki Hormushji Gharda.
● The Posthumous Padma Shri
Prakash Chandra Surana
● The Foreigner & NRI Padma Shri
Michael Postel, Salman Amin Sal Khan, Hui Lan Zhang, Predrag K. Nikic, Dr. Sundar Aditya Menon, Shri Ajaypal Singh Banga.
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