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Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Anand Mahindra to receive Padma Awards

Kangana Ranaut and Adnan Sami will also be receiving awards.

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MUMBAI: This year’s Padma awardee list is out. And it has quite a few worthy individuals on whom the Home Ministry is conferring various Padma Awards  - right from Padma Vibhushan to the Bhushan to the Shri.

TV Czarina Ekta Kapoor, family drama producer and director Karan Johar, actor Kangana Ranaut, singer Suresh Wadkar, sitarist Manilal Nag, folk musician Anwar Khan Mangniyar, Gujarat theatre artist Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia, folk singer Shanti Jain, folk singer Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh, Sambalpuri lyricist Mitrabhanu Gountia, puppetry artist Yadla Gopalarao, musician Madan Singh Chauhan, Info Edge founder  Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Surya Roshini chairman Jai Prakash Agarwal, singer Adnan Sami and Sarita Joshi have been conferred the Padma Shri for their distinguished contribution in the fields of art and business.

Anand Mahindra and TVS group boss Venu Srinivasan are two industrialists who are to be conferred the Padma Bhushan for their distinguished service of a high order to the nation and society.

Boxer Mary Kom is being recognised with the highest civilian honour – the Padma Bhushan. Others who have been listed to receive the same award include: Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, George Fernandes, Mauritian Anerood Jugnauth, Channulal Misra and Vishveshateertha Swamiji Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi.

The awards will be given away later this year.

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