Central ministry of home affairs have announced Padma awards for the year. Veteran lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry gets Padmashri.
Choreographer, director and actor Prabhudeva, Shankar Mahadevan, Late Khader Khan and Manoj Bajpai are also listed for Padmashri from film fraternity. Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal is given Padma Bhushan. Chess champ Harika Dronavalli also gets Padmashri. Scientist Nambi Narayanan has been conferred with Padma Vibhushan.
Center has announced Bharat Ratna to former president Pranab Mukherjee, legendary singer late Bupen Hazarika and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh.