Bollywood stars Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi received
Padma Bhushan awards from President Pratibha Devisingh
Patil on Wednesday. Late cartoonist Mario Miranda was
conferred the Padma Vibhushan.
colourful ceremony saw Miranda's son Rahul receive the
Padma Vibhushan at Rashtrapati Bhawan amidst thunderous
applause from guests. But the loudest applause was reserved
for Dharamendra and Shabana Azmi when they came on stage
to collect their respective awards.
ceremony was attended by vice president Hamid Ansari,
prime minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia
Gandhi and a host of other dignitaries.
all, one Padma Vibhshan, 13 Padma Bhushan and 53 Padma
Shri awards were presented at the ceremony.