Padma Awards 2013: Padma Vibhushan for Rajesh Khanna, Padma Shri for Sridevi
New Delhi: government of India announced the prestigious ‘Padma’ awards for the year 2013. Padma Vibhushan was announced to Physicist Yash Pal and Space scientist Roddam Narasimha. Padma Bhushan is given to late bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna, actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Rahul Dravid.
Padma Vibhushan was announced for four personalities and Padma Bhushan is given to 24 personalities. Padma Shri is announced for 80. among the awardees there are NRIs, posthumous, foreigners and 24 women. Government has not announced any name for Bharat Ratna this year also. Bharat Ratna was given to late Bhimsen Joshi in 2008.
Raghunath Mohapatra the sculptor and S. Haider Raza the painter are named for Padma Vibhushan award. Government released the list of 108 Padma awardees. The list included the names of Nana Patekar, Malayalam actor Madhu, Sridevi, Mary Kom, Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar.
Padma Bhushan was announced for 24 personalities. Among these are the film maker D Rama Naidu, Playback singer S. Janaki, Bharatanatyam dancer Saroja Vaidyanthan, missile scientist A Sivathanu Pillai of BrahMos programme, Adi Godrej, R Tyagarajan and M K Bhan who is a former bureaucrat. Jaspal Bhatti is also named for Padma Bhushan award posthumously. He died in a road accident in 2012.
Padmashri was also announced for B Jayashree from Karnataka, film director Ramesh Sippy, photojournalist Pablo Bartholomew, Manuju Bharat Ram, Vandana Luthra and Fashion designer Ritu Kumar. Other personalities who are given Padmashri award are oncologist Pramod Kumar Julka, Rashree pathy from Coimbatore, Urdu peoti Salik Lakhanawi, US Christopher Pinney who is ann art historian and urdu poet Nida Fazil. ANivita Abbi, Rama Kant Shukla the Sanskrit Writer, Mustansir Barma of Institute of Fundamental Research theoretical physicist are among the people who are awarded Pamashri.
Prominent Padma Awardee winners
Padma Vibhushan: Rosham Narsimha, Raghunath Mohapatra, Haider Razz and Prof Yashpal
Padma Bhushan: Dr. D Rama Naidu, Rajesh Khanna, Rahul Dravid, Mary Kom, Sushil Kumar and Sharmila Tagore
Padma Shri: Sridevi, Ritu Kumar, Ramesh Sippy, Vijay Kumar, Kailesh Kher, Gautam Gambhir, Fauza Singh, Hida Mit Lepcha, Alok Kumar, J Malsawma, Hemendra Prasad Barooha, Premlath Agarwal, Ghankanta Bora Borbayan. Yogeshwar Dutt, Nagarajegowa, Vijaykumar and boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh and Rower Bajrang Lal.