New Delhi: In a glittering ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday, President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated 108 dignitaries including ace cricketer Rahul Dravid and film actress Sridevi with Padma Awards for 2013. Dravid received Padma Bhushan while Sridevi, who made a comeback to silver screen last year after a long hiatus in the film English Vinglish, received Padma Sri.

Famous painter S Haider Raza and noted scientist Prof Yash Pal were conferred with Padma Vibhushan. Film actors Rajesh Khanna and Jaspal Singh Bhatti were posthumously hounoured with the same by President. Film actress Sharmila Tagore received Padma Bhushan and famous Urdu poet Nida Fazli was honoured with Padma Sri.


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