President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday conferred Padma Vibhushan on Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, reports India Today. Bachchan’s son and daughter-in-law Abhishek and Aishwarya and daughter Shweta, attended the ceremony. Wife Jaya was not present on the proud occasion. Noted Assamese film director Jahnu Barua was awarded the Padma Bhushan along with Bachchan. Padma Vibushan was also conferred on Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan for his work in science and engineering and jurist K.K. Venugopal for public affairs. The awards were announced on the eve of this year’s Republic Day. Apart from Padma Vibhushan, the president conferred awards in other categories of Padma awards, namely Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
The awards were conferred at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, and were attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several union ministers.
Source: New Age