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List of 'Padma Vibhushan' Awardees 2015

Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, were announced on Sunday. 'Padma Vibhushan' is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service, which is second highest civilian honour follows 'Bharatha Ratna'. Here are are the list of 2015 awardees.


L. K. Advani
Category : Public Affairs
Nominated State : Gujarat
Lal Krishna Advani (born 8 November 1927) is an Indian politician who is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). When the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance was in power from 1998 to 2004 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Advani served as Minister of Home Affairs; he additionally served as Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004.
Amitabh Bachchan
Category : Art
Nominated State : Maharashtra

Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan (IPA: [əmɪˈtaːbʱ ˈbəttʃən]; born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Deewar and Zanjeer, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades.
Parkash Singh Badal
Category : Public Affairs
Nominated State : Punjab

Parkash Singh Badal is an Indian politician who has been the Chief Minister of Punjab since 2007.
Veerendra Heggade
Category : Social Work
Nominated State : Karnataka

Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade (born November 25, 1948) is a philanthropist and the hereditary administrator/Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala Temple
Dilip Kumar
Category : Art
Nominated State : Maharashtra
Dilip Kumar (born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on 11 December 1922) is an Indian film actor also known as Tragedy King,
Category : Others
Nominated State : UP
M.R. Srinivasan
Category : Science & Technology
Nominated State : Tamil Nadu

Malur Ramasamy Srinivasan (born 5 January 1930), is a Distinguished Indian Nuclear Scientist and Engineer, who has played a key role in designing the Indian Nuclear Power Programme and the development of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR).
Kottayan Katankot Venugopal
Category : Public Affairs
Nominated State : Delhi

Kottayan Katankot Venugopal, (born 1931), known generally as K. K. Venugopal (personal name is Venugopal) is an eminent Indian constitutional lawyer and a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India.
Aga Khan IV
Category : Trade and Industry

Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland.He is a British business magnate.