New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma awards on 56 of this year’s 112 recipients at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. The remaining winners are expected to be conferred the honour on March 16, according to PTI.

Actor, choreographer and filmmaker Prabhu Deva received the Padma Shri for his work in the field of Art - Dance

Artist like Manoj Bajpayee, Shankar Mahadevan and the late Kader Khan also received the prestigious award. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the field of cinema. His career spans more than 40 years, has worked in over 300 films.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh and several other ministers were also present at the ceremony.

The Centre had announced the recipients of the Padma Vibhushan, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri on January 25.

The Padma Vibhushan, which is the second highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna, was conferred to folk artist Teejan Bai, Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Larsen & Toubro chairperson Anilkumar Manibhai Naik, and writer and theatre personality Balwant Moreshwar Purandare.

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Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has been consistently lauded for his critically acclaimed performances in films like Aligarh, Bandit Queen, LOC Kargil, Gangs of Wasseypur and Tevar, received the Padma Shri.

Late actor Kader Khan was presented with Padma Shri (Posthumous - Foreigner). The veteran died on 31 December last year. Khan was known for his impeccable comic timing which made him reign over the 1990s. 

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Here are all the artists felicitated:

Padma Vibhushan

Teejan Bai (Art-vocals-Folk)

Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (Art-Acting-Theatre)

Padma Bhushan

Budhaditya Mukherjee (Art, Music-Sitar)

Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (Art, Acting, Film)

Padma Shri

Rajeshwar Acharya (Art, Vocal-Hindustani)

Manoj Bajpayee (Art, Acting, Films)

Pritam Bhartwan (Art, Vocals-Folk)

Jyoti Bhatt (Art-Painting)

Swapan Chaudhuri (Art-Music-Tabla)

Dinyar Contractor (Art-Acting-Theatre)

Thanga Darlong (Art-Music-Flute)

Prabhu Deva (Art-Dance)

Godawari Dutta (Art-Painting)

Joravarsinh Jadav (Art-Dance Folk)

Fayaz Ahmad Jan (Art-Craft-Papier Mache)

KG Jayan (Art-Music-Bhakti)

Waman Kendre (Art-Acting-Theatre)

Kader Khan (Art-Acting-Films – Posthumous)

Abdul Gafur Khatri (Art-Painting)

Shankar Mahadevan Narayan (Art-Vocals-Films)

Nartaki Natraj (Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam)

Anup Ranjan Pandey (Art-Music)

Anup Sah (Art-Photography)

Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry (Art-Lyrics)

Anandan Sivamani (Art-Music)

Rajeev Tharanath (Art-Music-Sarod)

Hiralal Yadav (Art-Vocals-Folk)