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Dilip Kumar,Amitabh,Advani get Padma Vibhushan

amitabh_bachchan_waivingPadma awards have been announced today. Former Deputy Prime Minister and BJP veteran L K Advani, film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal are among the nine personalities who have been selected for Padma Vibhushan this year.

Twenty personalities including former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami, Constitutional expert Subhash Kashyap, lawyer Harish Salve, Microsoft Chief Bill Gates and his wife Melinda will be conferred with Padma Bhushan. Film maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, script writer Prasoon Joshi, badminton player P V Sindhu and woman cricketer Mithali Raj are among the 75 personalities who have been selected for Padma Shri.

The Awards are given in various disciplines including art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports every year on the occasion of Republic Day.

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