It was the most joyful moment for Bollywood when noted personalities in various categories headed to take the India’s topmost honor Padma Shree Award this year which was felicitated by the President of India Pratibha Patil to the music maestro A.R. Rahman, actors like Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Rekha and Zoya Akhtar.
This annual event was marked in grand Ashoka Hall at Rashtrapati Bhavan which thundered with claps of applause when the Bollywood personalities donned the moment when they were called up to the dice to take the honor.
In this prestigious moment there were about sixty six candidates to be felicitated with the nation’s top honor Padma awards on Wednesday.
Some of the other eminent personalities who were graced with the Padma Vibhushan were Nobel laureate V Ramakrishnan, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Yaga Venugopal Reddy, veteran Mridangam exponent Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, renowned theatre director Ebrahim Alkazi, and Apollo Hospital founder Prathap Chandra Reddy.
On the remark of the day, the topnotch actor Aamir stated, “The Padma Bhushan is an honor which the country is giving me. I accept it with folded hands. It means a lot to me since it is my country honoring me.”