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President Pranab Mukherjee confers Bharat Ratna, Padma awards

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred the Bharat Ratna and Padma awards to eminent persons at Rastrapathi Bhawan.

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Noted educationist and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya was posthumously conferred the Bharat Ratna, country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee. Members of Malviya's family received the Bharat Ratna from Mukherjee at the historic Durbar Hall. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Padma Vibhushan, second highest civilian award was awarded to veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Monday at Rastrapati Bhawan. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi seen at the award ceremony on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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L K Advani with Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Parkash Singh Badal, was honoured with Padma awards presented by President Mukherjee. Badal received Padma Vibhushan on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Vice President Hamid Ansari, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan and his wife, HRD Minister smriti Irani and Minister of Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju were also seen at the Padma Awards on Monday in New Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Padma Bhushan was awarded to journalists Swapan Dasgupta and Rajat Sharma. Sharma receives his award from President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali receiving the Padma Shri Award from the President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Captain of Indian Hockey team Sardara Singh was awarded Padma Shri. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too attented the award ceremony. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Needamangalam Gopalaswami former Chief Election Commissioner of India was awarded the Padma Bhushan on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi was conferred with Padma Shri. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Arjuna awardee, badmittion player PV Sindhu receives Padma Shri award from President Mukherjee on Monday. (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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Creator of popular cartoon character 'Chacha Chaudhary' Pran Kumar Sharma (posthumously) received Padma Shri. His wife Asha Pran said, "The award has come late but it is still a recognition of the creative work he did during his life time." (Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri)