Ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's (SLB) happiness knows no bounds, as the maverick director got named in this year's Padma Shri awardees list. In order to celebrate his success and happiness with Bollywood A-listers, SLB hosted a grand party, which was reportedly attended by 'badshah' Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut to name a few.
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday approved the conferment of Padma Awards to 104 person this year. The list of the awardees comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri.
Days after honouring former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is reportedly mulling to confer Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in the country, on former deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani.
Days after honouring former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is reportedly mulling to confer Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in the country, on former deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani.
She broke the glass ceiling many a times, from being the first woman to enter any Class-I civil service to becoming the first IRS officer to be appointed a UPSC member and to being the only woman to have worked in the Central Narcotics Department.
President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Padma awards on several eminent personalities including industrialist Adi Godrej, Olympic medal winners Yogeshwar Dutt and Vijay Kumar, actor Nana Patekar and designer Ritu Kumar.
Late cartoonist Mario Miranda,
actors Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi, top mathematician M S
Raghunathan, former Chief Vigilance Commissioner N Vittal and
industry leader B Muthuraman were among those conferred the
For most of their friends in the film industry, the Padma Shri for the prolific director Priyadarsan and the Padma Bhushan for illustrious actress Shabana Azmi, veteran actor Dharmendra and acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair have come a little late. But they are happy and content.
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi is delighted to see her family on an award-winning spree. While she has been conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan, her step-children Zoya and Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ is sweeping award functions.
India`s first woman photographer
Homai Vyarawalla, yesteryear
actor Shashi Kapoor and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia
were among those who were conferred the Padma awards on Friday.