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Padma Awards 2016: Ajay Devgn, Saina, Sri Sri among noted winners

The President presented five Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and 43 Padma Shri awards at the Civil Investiture Ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred Padma awards on 56 eminent personalities, including Dhirubhai Ambani (posthumously), actor Anupam Kher and former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday, March 26, 2016.

The President presented five Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and 43 Padma Shri awards at the Civil Investiture Ceremony.

National award winning actor, Ajay Devgn recieving Padam Shri award from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rastrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton star and former world no.1 in Women's Singles, after recieving Padam Vibhushan Award on Monday. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi shankar recieving Padam Bibhushan Award by President Pranab Mukherjee during the award ceremony at Rastrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets former PM Manmohan Singh before the investiture ceremony at Rastrapathi Bhawan, New Delhi. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Kokilaben Ambani, wife of the late Reliance group founder, Dhirubhai Ambani recieving Padam Vibhushan Award, posthumously on behalf of her husband on March 28, 2016. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Samajwadi Party chief, Mulyam Singh Yadav congratulating the Ambani brothers, Mukesh and Anil after their father was awarded the national honor. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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President Pranab Mukherjee givin out Padam Bhushan award to Bollywood actor Anupam Kher at the award ceremony on Monday. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Anupam Kher greets and Saina Nehwal at the ceremony on Monday, where both recieved honors. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Padma Shri Awards being given to National Award winning filmmaker, Madhur R Bhandarkar in New Delhi on Monday. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Former PM Manmohan singh and Union Minister Rajnath Singh interaacting during the award ceremony. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Haladhar Nag, a prominent poet and writer from Odisha, getting the Padma Shri award from President Pranab Mukherjeeon March 28, 2016. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Gulabi Sapera, a renownded musical artists from Rajasthan as she goes to recieve her Padam Shri Award during the ceremony on Monday. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)