Kajol, Irrfan Khan and Legendary Shashi Kapoor honoured by President Pratibha Patil.
Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 2, 2011
The second lot of Padma awards 2011 was given to 64 recipients by our President Pratibha Patil on Friday 1st April, 2011 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Out of the 64 recipients, 8 people received the Padma Vibhushan, 16 the Padma Bhushan and 40 the Padma Shri. Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor was awarded with Padma Bhushan while Actor Irrfan Khan and Actress Kajol were awarded with Padma Shri………………each of them worthy for this honour since they all are finest among their lot & have contributed immensely to the Indian Film Industry.
Two Padma Bhushan awards were presented posthumously to cardiologist Keki Byram Grant and designer Dasharath Patel.
Among the other Padma Shri awardees were singer Usha Uthup, filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli, sportspersons Gagan Narang and Krishna Poonia, Tamil scholar Avvai Natarajan, legal expert Upendra Baxi, social worker M.A. Chen, mountaineer Harbhajan Singh, musician S.R. Janakiraman, journalist Barun Mazumdar, architect C.N. Raghavendran and U.S. National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh, Suman Sahai, K. Raghavendra Rao, M. Ahmed Ali, S. Vittal, O.P. Agrawal, Devanoora Mahadeva, Anita Reddy, P.K. Marar, D.P. Dwivedi, Sunayana Hazarilal, Krishna Kumar, Mahima Bora, P.S.R. Chandrudu, J.S. Mhase, Gulshan Nanda, Sheela Patel, K. Pavithram, A. Marthanda Pillai, Buangi Sailo, G.N. Shankar, D.D. Sharma, N.D. Sharma, E.A. Siddiq, Mamang Dai, Makar Dhwaja Darogha, K.H. Tailor and N.S.B. Zipashni.
Those who also received the Padma Bhushan were National Security Advisory Board member Shyam Saran, Infosys co-founder S. Gopalakrishnan, HCL co-founder Ajai Chowdhry, NIIT Group chairman R.S. Pawar, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories chairman K. Anji Reddy, ICICI managing director Chanda Kochhar, singer Dwijen Mukherjee, Rajashree Birla of the Aditya Birla Group, theatre director Satyadev Dubey, journalist and author T.J.S.George, artists Arpita Singh and Krishen Khanna and educationist R.M. Pai.
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, the former Attorney-General K. Parasaran, WIPRO chief Azim Premji, Telugu film star Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and the former Finance Commission Chairman Vijay Laxman Kelkar, who were honoured with the Padma Vibhushan.
Actress Kajol looked every bit graceful in a blue ‘Manish Malhotra’ Saree. Catch her posing for the cameras with her award.