Rajinikanth, Ramoji Rao and SS Rajamouli
Rajinikanth, Ramoji Rao and SS RajamouliCollage of photos taken from Twitter and Facebook

Ace director SS Rajamouli feels he does not deserve the Padma Sri Award, but says Ramoji Rao and Superstar Rajinikanth deserve the Padma Vibhushan award.

Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri are the second, third and fourth-highest civilian awards in India. The Central government honours personalities from different walks of life every year on Republic Day with these awards. Today, the government revealed the names of winner of these awards for the year 2016.

Cherukuri Ramoji Rao will be honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award for his service in fields like business, film production, education, journalism and media entrepreneurship. Rajinikanth and SS Rajamouli will receive the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awards, respectively, for their contribution to Indian cinema.

The audience and celebs down South are all thrilled over these honours. Ever since the list of the winners of the awards was revealed on Monday, they have been congratulating these film personalities on social networking websites. They are also eagerly waiting to hear the excitement about those celebrities.

SS Rajamouli, who is currently busy shooting for "Baahubali: The Conclusion", found some time to respond after 11 pm and took to his Twitter page share his excitement. The director tweeted: "I don't know what to say. It is quite a mixed feeling. Very frankly i don't feel I deserve the honour. This is not humility. (sic)"

The "Baahubali" director, who is known for his simplicity and humbleness, says he does not deserve to be honoured, but feels proud to get this award with Ramoji Rao and Rajinikanth. Rajamouli tweeted: "I am quite aware of my achievements. But i haven't created any artistic brilliance that deseves this honour. (sic)"

"Awarding Ramoji rao garu and Rajanikanth garu with Padma Vibhushan is so apt. Their work created a lasting impression that will reflect even on generations to come. It makes me even more humbled to share the occasion with such stalwarts. But cant deny that it also makes me so happy and proud to be with them, (sic)" SS Rajamouli added.