If sources are to be believed, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, southern superstar Rajnikant and Shiromani Akali Dal patron and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal are likely to be honoured with Padma awards this year.

The Padma Award will be confered during the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

It may be mentioned here that it is for the first time, this year's Republic Day celebration will have a US president as its Chief Guest. President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday.

The expected list of awardees include:

Actor Dilip Kumar
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi
Salim Khan-father of actor Salman Khan
Hockey team captain Sardara Singh
Badminton player P V Sindhu
Chess grandmaster Sasikiran Krishnan
Wrestler Sushil Kumar and his coach Satpal Singh
Arunima Sinha-the first women amputee mountaineer to climb Mount Everest
Mediaperson Rajat Sharma
Late actor Pran
Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami
K S Bajpai
Malini Awasthi (folk singer)
Smriti Biswas (actor)
Sudha Raghunathan (Carnatic vocalist)
Music director Anu Malik
S Arunan
K Shivkumar of Chandrayaan
Chewang Norphel-who built artificial glaciers in Ladakh
Jadav Molai Peyang (tribal environmentalist)
Neil Herbert Nonkynrih of the famous Shillong Choir
Manoj Das (Oriya writer)
Late Syedna Mohd Burhanuddin (Dawoodi Bohra community)
Theg Tse Rinpoche (Tawang monastery)

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