New Delhi (zeenews): The Centre on Monday announced Padma awards - the country's highest civilian honours - for imminent persons under various categories for the year 2016.
As per ANI, among those who have been selected for Padma Vibhushan awards for this year include - Yamini Krishnamurthi, Girija Devi, Ramoji Rao, Shri Shri Ravi Shankar, Dr Viswanathan Shanta.
Padma Vibhushan will also be accorded to Reliance Group founder Dhirubhai Ambani posthumously.
Meanwhile, South Indian superstar Rajnikanth will also be awarded Padma Vibhushan, reported ANI.
Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Swami Tejomayananda, Prof NS Ramanuja Tatacharya, Prof D Nageshwar Reddy, Anupam Kher, Udit Narayan, Ram Sutar, Vinod Rai and Heisnam Kanhailal are among Padma Bhushan awardees.
Sportstars Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza will be conferred with the Padman Bhushan awards for 2016 by the Government of India.
Saina has already been a recipient of Arjuna Award (2009), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009–2010) and Padma Shri (2010).
Noted actor Anupam Kher also took to Twitter and expressed his happiness over the news.
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