The government of India announced the list of winners of Padma Awards for the year 2016. With Padma Vibhushan said to be the highest civilian awar given by the government of India, it has been followed by Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The prestigious awards will be awarded on January 26th by the President of India every year. The list of people who have contributed their best in their respective fields have been announced for the year 2016.
South Indian actor Superstar Rajinikanth has been awarded with the most prestigious Padma Vibhushan award. Reliance Industries founder Dhirubhai Ambani has been awarded with Padma Vibhushan after his death. Top journalist and media baron Ramoji Rao too has been awarded with Padma Vibhushan.
Bollywood actor Anupham Kher, tennis sensation Sania Mirza, badminton player Saina Nehwal, Former CAG Vinod Rai have been awarded with Padma Bhushan award.
Talented director SS Rajamouli, actor Ajay Devgn and actress Priyanka Chopra have been awarded with Padma Shri awards.
The below is the complete list of winners who have been selected for Padma Awards for the year 2016:
Reliance Industries founder late Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously)
Media Baron Ramoji Rao
Dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan
Classical singer Girija Devi
Adyar Cancer Institute chairwoman V Shanta
Indian scientist Vasudev Kalkunte
Actor Anupam Kher
Former CAG Vinod Rai
Singer Udit Narayan
Badminton player Saina Nehwal
Barjinder Singh Hamdard
Theatre personality Heisnam Kanhailal
Tennis star Sania Mirza
Former US Ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill
Chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd Indu Jain
Prof D Nageshwar Reddy
Indian sculptor Ram Sutar
Prof N S Ramanuja Tatacharya
Syed Jaafri (posthumously)