This Article is From Jan 25, 2013

Rajesh Khanna, Rahul Dravid, Jaspal Bhatti to get Padma honours

Rajesh Khanna, Rahul Dravid, Jaspal Bhatti to get Padma honours
New Delhi: This year's list of civilian honours has been announced and features actors Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, who were a hit Bollywood couple in the '70s. Mr Khanna and Ms Tagore, who starred together in movies like <i>Aradhana</i> and <i>Amar Prem</i>, will receive the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award. Rajesh Khanna died on July 18, 2012 and will receive the award posthumously.

Cricketer Rahul Dravid, boxer Mary Kom, industrialist Adi Godrej and comedian Jaspal Bhatti will also receive the Padma Bhushan. Jaspal Bhatti died last year and will also receive the award posthumously.

Actress Sridevi, who made a searing movie comeback in English Vinglish last year, will receive the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award.

Ramesh Sippy, director of landmark Bollywood film Sholay, and actor Nana Patekar will also receive the Padma Shri.

The selection committee this year included actress Ratna Pathak Shah, scientist Anil Kakodkar and Union Home Secretary RK Singh, among others.
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