Prez gives away Padma awards to eminent personalities

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Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 17:19 [IST]
 

On Saturday, the Padma awards were conferred on several eminent personalities. The list included industrialist Adi Godrej, Olympic medal winners Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar, actor Nana Patekar and designer Ritu Kumar.

Professor Roddam Narasimha, a internationally renowned expert on fluid dynamics and famous painter Sayed Haider Raza were given the prestigious Padma Vibhushan .

The Padma Bhushan awardees included Professor Satya Nadham Atluri, aerospace expert; Dr Maharaj Kishan Bhan, leading biomedical researcher; industrialist Adi Godrej and classical singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan.

Dr Nandkishore Shamrao Laud, pioneer in joint replacement surgery; Marathi poet and editor Mangesh Padgaonkar; renowned scientists Dr A S Pillai and Dr B N Suresh; and Bharatnatyam dancer Dr Saroja Vaidyanathan were also given the Padma Bhushan

Social satirist Jaspal Singh Bhatti and actor Rajesh Khanna were given the Padma Bhushan posthmously.

Boxer M.C. Mary Kom, who won the bronze medal at the London Olympics last year and Jogesh Chandra Pati, Professor of Physics, both Padma Bhushan winners, could not make it to the programme.

Among the Padma Shri awardees were actor Nana Patekar and film-maker Ramesh Sippy; Yogeshwar Dutt, who won a bronze in wrestling at the London Olympics and shooter Vijay Kumar, who won the silver in the same Olympics; as well as designer Ritu Kumar.

Actor Nana Patekar (C) with actress Dimple Kapadia (L) and classical dancer Saroja Vaidyanathan during the Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Lt Governor of Delhi Tejendra Khanna at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

Padma Awards 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries at a photo session during Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

Padma Vibhushan recipient

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Vibhushan to painter Syed Haider Raza at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

Posthmous award

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan to actress Dimple Kapadia on behalf of her husband the late actor Rajesh Khanna at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

Sonia Gandhi look on

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

Shooter receives Padma Shri

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to shooter Vijay Kumar at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

Padma Shri recipient

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Dr V K Gupta at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

Nana Patekar takes away Padma Shri

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to actor Nana Patekar at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.

OneIndia News(With inputs from agencies)


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