In Pics: Rahul Dravid, Sridevi receive Padma Awards

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New Delhi, April 5: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid, actresses Sridevi and Sharmila Tagore were among the 54 persons who received the Padma Awards from President Pranab Mukherjee here on Friday.

The cricketer and Sharmila Tagore were presented the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third-highest civilian award, while Sridevi was given the Padma Shri at a ceremony held in the Rashtrapati Bhawan's Darbar Hall. 

Sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and researcher Yash Pal received the Padma Vibhushan, the nation's second-highest civilian award.

Vijay Kumar Saraswat, director of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and noted Telugu film producer Daggubati Ramanaidu received the Padma Bhushan as did Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Hemendra Singh Panwar, Professor Ashoke Sen, Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, Ramamurthy Thyagarajan and Kanak Yatindra Rele.

The 42 people honoured with Padma Shri included Sudarshan Kumar Aggarwal, Gajam Anjaiah, Rajendra Achyut Badwe, Mohammad Sharfe Alam, GCD Bharti, Memendra Prasad Barooah, Ravindra Singh Bisht, Avnita Abbi, Taraprasad Das, Avinash Chander, Sanjay Govind Dhande, Trichur Viswanathan Devarajan, Noboru Karashima from Japan, Saroj Chooramani Gopal, Salik Lakhnawi (posthumous), Ram Krishan (posthumous) and Manju Bharat Ram (posthumous).

P Madhavan Nair, S Lakshminarayana 'Bapu', SKM Maeilanandhan, Kailash Chandra Meher, Neelima Chandrashekhar Mishra, Vandana Luthra, Sankar Kumar Pal, Rama Kant Shukla, C Venkata S Ram, Surender Sharma, Jaymala Jayram Shiledar, Pt Suresh Talwalkar, Rajendar Kumar Tiku, Mudundi Ramakrishna Raju, R Nageshwar Rao, Rajshree Pathy, Deepak Bhaskar Phatak, Brahmdeo Ram Pandit, Ajay Kumar Sood and Akhtarul Wasey also received the Padma Shri.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to actress Sridevi at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan to cricketer Rahul Dravid at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Vandana Luthara at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to B Jayashree at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Vibhhushan to Prof Yashpal at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Bajrang Lal Thakar at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Rajendra Achyut Badwe at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan to DRDO DG VK Saraswat at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Surendra Sharma at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with awardees at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with awardees at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Sculptor Rajendar Kumar Tiku at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Shri to Singer Jaymala Jayram Shiledar at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries at Padma Awards 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday.

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