In Pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza and others honoured with Padma awards

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New Delhi, April 12: Superstar Rajinikanth, tennis icon Sania Mirza, former US Ambassador Robert D Blackwill and actor Priyanka Chopra were among the 56 eminent persons who were honoured with Padma awards on Tuesday, April 12.

Former DRDO chief V K Aatre, chief editor of Telugu daily Eenadu Ramoji Rao, philanthropist and educationist Indu Jain, chairman of Maruti Suzuki India R C Bhargava, singer Udit Narayan, eminent lawyer Ujjwal Nikam were also honoured with the Padma awards by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Civil Investiture Ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Here are some of the images of the event:

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

In Pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza and others honoured with Padma awards.

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

In Pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza and others honoured with Padma awards.

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan to actor Rajinikanth at Padma Awards 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

In Pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza and others honoured with Padma awards.

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan to Bollywood singer Udit Narayan at Padma Awards 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

Superstar Rajinikanth, tennis icon Sania Mirza, former US Ambassador Robert D Blackwill and actor Priyanka Chopra were among the 56 eminent persons who were honoured with Padma awards on Tuesday, April 12.

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

Former DRDO chief V K Aatre, chief editor of Telugu daily Eenadu Ramoji Rao, philanthropist and educationist Indu Jain, chairman of Maruti Suzuki India R C Bhargava, singer Udit Narayan, eminent lawyer Ujjwal Nikam were also honoured with the Padma awards by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Civil Investiture Ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

Superstar Rajinikanth, bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, tennis player Sania Mirza and singer Udit Narayan Jha during Padma Awards 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

In pics: Rajinikanth, Priyanka get Padma awards

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan to tennis player Sania Mirza at Padma Awards 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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