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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.

Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza

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.

Rajinikanth was dressed in simple kurta pyjama worn with Modi jacket.

Rajinikanth, Padma Vibhushsan Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth receives his Padma Vbhushan award from President Pranab Mukherjee,.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra receives the the prestigious Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Priyanka Chopra, Priyanka Chopra Padma Bhushan

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.

Seen here with Rajinikanth and Tennis ace Sania Mirza.

Sania Mirza, Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra looked elegant in a lemon yellow sari as she received the honour. Seen here she poses with Sania Mirza, who was awarded the Padma Bhushan.

Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza

Priyanka and Sania hug each other after the award ceremony.

Udit Narayan, Udit Narayan Padma award

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Padma Bhushan to Bollywood singer Udit Narayan at Padma Awards 2016 function.