Superstar Rajinikanth has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award for his valuable services to the film industry.
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, has felicitated the actor as well as many other dignitaries today at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
Priyanka Chopra and Ajay Devgn were conferred with Padma Shri while Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal were awarded reputed Padma Bhushan.
The complete list of winners:
Actor Rajinikanth, Media baron RamojiRao, Former J-K Governor Jagmohan, Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Adyar Cancer Institute chairwoman V Shanta, Dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy, Classical singer Girija Devi, Indian scientist VasudevKalkunte, and Reliance Industries founder late DhirubhaiAmbani (posthumously)
Anupam Kher, Singer Udit Narayan, Former CAG VinodRai, Tennis star Sania Mirza, Badminton player SainaNehwal, Chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd Indu Jain,Theatre personality Heisnam Kanhailal, Former US Ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill, Indian sculptor Ram Sutar, Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Swami Tejomayananda, Prof N S Ramanuja Tatacharyaand Prof D Nageshwar Reddy
Prathibha Prahlad, Bhikhudan Gadhvi, Sribhas Chandra Supakar, Dr Soma Ghosh, Ajay Devgn, PriyankaChoprr, TulsidasBorkar, SS Rajamouli, Nila Madhab Panda, Gulabi Sapera, Mamta Chandrakar, Jawaharlal Kaul, Ashok Malik, Mannam Gopi Chand, Ravi Kant, Ram Harsh Singh, Shiv NarainKureel, SabyaSachi Sarkar, Jai Prakash Lekhiwal, K LaxmaGoud, Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe, NareshChanderLal, Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah, Prahlad Chandra Tasa, Dr Ravindra Nagar, Malini Awasthi, Madhur Bhandarkar, M Venkatesh Kumar, Dahyabhai Shastri, Santeshivara Bhyrappa, Haldar Nag, Kameshwaram Brahma, Pushpesh Pant, Jawaharlal Kaul, Ashok Malik and Mannam Gopi Chand