On Monday, musician Shankar Mahadevan, actor Mohanlal, and actor-choreographer-director Prabhudeva were among those who received their Padma Bhushan Awards from President Ram Nath Kovind, in New Delhi. 56 out of the 112 awardees announced in 2018, receiving their honors today.
Actor Kader khan died at the age of 81 in December 2018 was posthumously honored with the Padma Shri. Padma Bhushan is recognized as India’s third-highest civilian award.
Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal, star of acclaimed movies- Vanaprastham, Iruvar, and Bharatham, also received the Padma Bhushan. He has been in movies made in several Southern languages, and Hindi projects such as Company. Mohanlal has won five National Awards for his outstanding work in movies, Vanaprastham, Pulimurugan, Kireedam, Janatha Garage, and Bharatham.
Here is the photo, Mohanlal receiving his Padma Bhushan honor from President Ram Nath Kovind:
After receiving his Padma Bhushan, the Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal said, “It’s a great honor. It’s a great achievement as an individual, as an actor. It’s my 41st year in the film industry so I’m giving all the credit to my colleagues, my family and those who supported me in this beautiful journey.”
Man of multi-talents Prabhudeva has received the Padma Shri. He is equally admired for his skills as a dancer, choreographer and an actor in movies- Minsara Kanavu, Kadhalan, and other films. Prabhudeva has directed movies like Wanted and Rowdy Rathore.
Here is the photo the multi-talented personality receiving the Padma Shri from President Kovind.
After receiving India’s third-highest civilian honor, the popular dancer-cum-choreographer has tweeted this along with a photo of himself with the award: “Thanks for all the love you all gave. Your love gave me this award. I dedicate this award to the love you all gave.”
Bollywood Singer Shankar Mahadevan has also received the Padma Shri. After the National Awards were announced on the evening before Republic Day, Mr. Mahadevan said, “A lot of my music has been created with my two partners – Ehsaan and Loy so, I would consider them as equal recipients of this.” Shankar Mahadevan is one-third of the music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have films like Kal Ho Naa Ho, and Dil Chahta Hai to their credit. He receives the Padma Shri from President Kovind, take a glance at the photo:
Actor Manoj Bajpayee will also be honored with Padma Shri in the next set of Padma Bhushan awards.