Padma Awards 2016
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The list of one of the most prestigious awards of the country, Padma Awards 2016, is out and this year superstar Rajinikanth, "Baahubali" director SS Rajamouli, sportspersons Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza are a few who will be honoured. 

The Padma Awards, which has three categories -- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri – seeks to recognise distinguished work in various fields like art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service and others.

The winners list of Padma Awardees was announced on Monday by the government. Veteran actor Anupam Kher, singer Udit Narayan, former CAG Vinod Rai and theatre personality Heisnam Kanhailal, former US Ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill, sportspersons Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza and Indu Jain of Bennett, Coleman & Co among others have been selected for Padma Bhushan.

Superstar Rajinikanth, media baron Ramoji Rao, former J&K Governor Jagmohan and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar among others will be conferred with Padma Vibhushan.

Bollywood actors Ajay Devgn and Priyanka Chopra, "Baahubali" director SS Rajamouli and lawyer Ujjwal Nikam will be conferred with Padma Shri this year.

Actor Anupam Kher tweeted saying that he is honoured to be conferred the Padma Bhusan.

"Happy, Humbled & Honoured to share that i have been awarded The PADMA BHUSHAN by the Govt. of India. Greatest news of my life:) #JaiHind," Anupam Kher tweeted.

Here is the complete winners list

Padma Vibhushan

Actor Rajinikanth

Media baron Ramoji Rao

Former J-K Governor Jagmohan

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Adyar Cancer Institute chairwoman V Shanta

Dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy

Classical singer Girija Devi

Indian scientist Vasudev Kalkunte

Reliance Industries founder late Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously)

Padma Bhushan

Anupam Kher

Singer Udit Narayan

Former CAG Vinod Rai

Tennis star Sania Mirza

Badminton player Saina Nehwal

Chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd Indu Jain

Theatre personality Heisnam Kanhailal

Former US Ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill

Indian sculptor Ram Sutar

Barjinder Singh Hamdard

Swami Tejomayananda

Prof N S Ramanuja Tatacharya

Prof D Nageshwar Reddy

Padma Shri

Prathibha Prahlad

Bhikhudan Gadhvi

Sribhas Chandra Supakar

Ajay Devgn

Priyanka Chopra

Tulsidas Borkar

Dr Soma Ghosh

Nila Madhab Panda

SS Rajamouli

Madhur Bhandarkar

M Venkatesh Kuma

Gulabi Sapera

Mamta Chandrakar

Malini Awasthi

Jai Prakash Lekhiwal

K Laxma Goud

Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe

Naresh Chander Lal

Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah

Prahlad Chandra Tasa

Dr Ravindra Nagar

Dahyabhai Shastri

Santeshivara Bhyrappa

Haldar Nag

Kameshwaram Brahma

Pushpesh Pant

Jawaharlal Kaul

Ashok Malik

Mannam Gopi Chand

Ravi Kant

Ram Harsh Singh

Shiv Narain Kureel

Sabya Sachi Sarkar

Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale

TK Lahiri

Praveen Chandra

Prof (Dr) Daljeet Singh Gambhir

Dr Chandrasekar Shesadri Thoguluva

Anil Kumari Malhotra

Prof MV Padma Srivastava

Dr Sudhir V Shah

Dr MM Joshi

Prof (Dr) John Ebnezar

Dr Nayudamma Yarlagadda

Simon Oraon

Imitiaz Qureshi

Piyush Pandey

Subhash Palekar

Ravinder Kumar Sinha

Dr HR Nagendra

MC Mehta

MN Krishna Mani

Ujjwal Nikam

Tokheho Sema

Satish Kumar

Mylswamy Annadurai

Dipankar Chatterji

Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav

Veena Tandon

Onkar Nath Srivastava

Sunita Krishnan

Ajoy Kumar Dutta

M Pandit Dasa

PP Gopinathan Nair

Madeleine Herman de Blic

Srinivasan Damal Kandalai

Sudhakar Olwe

Dr TV Narayana

Arunachalam Murugantham

Deepika Kumari

Sushil Doshi

Mahesh Sharma

Saurabh Srivastava

Dilip Sanghvi

Dr Keki Hormusji Gharda

Late Shri Prakash Chand Surana (Posthumous)

Late Shri Saeed Jaffrey (NRI/PIO/Posthumous)

Michael Postel (Foreigner)

Salman Amin Sal Khan (NRI/PIO)

Hui Lan Zhang (Foreigner)

Predrag K Nikic (Foreigner)

Dr Sundar Aditya Menon (NRI/PIO)

Ajaypal Singh Banga (NRI/PIO)

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