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Rajnikanth, Anupam Kher, Saina Nehwal among list of Padma awardees 2016

PADMABHUSHAN

The list of the 2016 civilian gallantary awards - the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri was announced on 25 January - a day before the Republic Day celebrations. Cinema personalities Rajnikanth and Anupam Kher have been honoured as have sportswomen including Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza.

Padma Vibhushan
Yamini Krishnamurthi - Classical Dance
Rajnikanth - Cinema
Girija Devi - Classical (Vocal)
Ramoji Rao - Literature and Education (Journalism)
Viswanathan Shanta - Medicine (Oncology)
Shri Shri Ravi Shankar - Others (Spiritualism)
Shri Jagmohan - Public Affairs
Dr. Vasudeva Kalkunte Aatrre - Science & Engineering
NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreigners/Posthumous
Avinash Dixit (USA) - Literature & Education
Dhirubhai Ambani - Trade & Industry
Padma Bhushan Anupam Kher - Cinema
Udit Narayan Jha - Playback SInging
Ram V. Sutar - Sculpture
Heisnam Kanhailal - Theatre
Vinod Rai - Civil Service
Yarlagadda Lakshmi - Literature & Education
NS Ramanuja Tatacharya - Literature & Education
Barjinder Singh Hamdard - Literature & Education
Nageshwar Reddy - Gastroenterology
Swamy Tejomayananda – Spiritualism
former US Ambassador to India- Robert D. Blackwill,
sportswomen Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza and Indu Jain of Bennett, Coleman & Co.
Padma Shri
Ujjwal Nikam Ajay Devgn Priyanka Chopra SS Rajamouli Malini Awasthi