The President presented one Padma Vibhushan, 11 Padma Bhushans and 44 Padma Shri awards.

Well-known yoga practitioner B.K.S. Iyengar was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan.

Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate from Ahmedabad East constituency Paresh Rawal, cricketer Anjum Chopra and Delhi University Vice Chancellor Professor Dinesh Singh were some of the recipients of the Padma Shri award.

The awardees included one Padma Vibhushan, eleven Padma Bhushan and forty-four Padma Shri.

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, eminent writer Anita Desai and noted painter Sunil Das could not make it to the ceremony.

Speaking after the ceremony, Rawal said he was feeling honoured at being conferred Padma Shri.

Renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundaraja Iyenger, who took the ancient Indian exercises to modern world making them a global phenomenon, was conferred the Padma Vibhushan which is the highest honour in the Padma awards.
    
Of the 127 people, who were conferred with Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri on the eve of this year's Republic day, 66 were already honoured with the awards by the President at a special function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 31.
    
Those presented with Padma Shri on Saturday included playwright and theatre artist Mohammad Ali Baig, folk artist Musafir Ram Bhardwaj, public health expert Indira Chakravarty, space scientist M Chandradathan and former captain of Indian women cricket team Anjum Chopra.

Rationalist Narendra Achyut Dabholkar, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Pune on August 20, 2013, has been conferred the award posthumously.
    
Poet Keki N Daruwalla, Bengali film actress Supriya Devi mountaineer Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu, Tabla player Vijay Ghate, Emeritus professor at Indian Statistical Institute

Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, social worker Mukul Chandra Goswami, Founder Director of Delhi State Cancer Institute Rajesh Kumar Grover were also conferred Padma Shri.
 
The coveted award was also presented to Opthalmologist Amod Gupta, Chemical scientist Ramakrishna Vijayacharya Hosur, vascular surgeon T P Jacob, social workers Manorama Jafa and Durga Jain, Unani medicine expert Hakim Syed Khaleefathullah, Oncologist Lalit Kumar, animation expert Ram Mohan and cardiologist Nitish Nayak.

(JPN/Agencies)

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