On the eve of Republic Day, it has been announced that among the list of people getting the highly honoured Padma Bhushan Awards this year, from the President of India, the recipients include film stars Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra and director Mira Nair.
The Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award, awarded to an individual for distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field, by the Government of India.
Also on the list of this years awards is ghazal singer Anup Jalota, who will receive the Padma Shri. This award is just one rung lower than the Padma Bhushan, and is awarded to citizens of India to recognize their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity.
We at MissMalini congratulate the four winners of these prestigeous awards!