Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra receive Padma awards

Superstar Rajinikanth, actress Priyanka Chopra and tennis icon Sania Mirza were among the 56 eminent persons who were honoured with Padma awards on April 12. Singer Udit Narayan was also honoured with the Padma awards by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Civil Investiture Ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. (Source: Photo by Express Photos by Renuka Puri )

Rajinikanth was dressed in simple kurta pyjama worn with Modi jacket. (Source: Photo by Express Photos by Renuka Puri )

Rajinikanth receives his Padma Vbhushan award from President Pranab Mukherjee,. (Source: Photo by Express Photos by Renuka Puri )

Priyanka Chopra receives the the prestigious Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan. (Source: Photo by Express Photos by Renuka Puri )

Priyanka Chopra, who especially flew down to India from her “Baywatch” shoot in Los Angeles to receive the honour, said Padma Shri is the best award. “This is the best award I have ever received. Thank you so much. I am grateful,” she told reporters.

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