In a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, legendary Super star Rajinikanth was honoured with Second highest Civilian award, Padma Vibhushan. He was present at Rashtrapati Bhavan with his wife Latha Rajinikanth along with other recipients and received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee. He was deeply honoured to receive the Padma Vibhushan and thanks, well-wishers, family and friends for their wishes.
#Padma Awards recipients superstar Rajnikanth with @priyankachopra and @MirzaSania at Rashtrapati Bhavan pic.twitter.com/P2i5P6Wl8p
— Prashant Asthana (@PrashaantCNB) April 12, 2016
Many of the celebrities wished him on the occasion. His daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth tweeted on his way to receive this national honour # Padma Vibhushan #superstar # proud daughter # salute. Dhanush also tweeted Padma Vibhushan to thaliava super thrilled super proud can’t get bigger. Music director Anirudh Ravichander tweeted “from bus conductor to Padma Vibhushan, miracles do happen”. He was the first one to congratulate Rajnikant. Priyanka Chopra was also excited getting her Padma Award With Rajni Kant Sir.
Congrats Chitti !! #Thalaivar #Rajnikanth receives #PadmaVibhushan award !!! #PadmaVibushanRajinikanth #2Point0 pic.twitter.com/eJPQnqzO08
— Endhiran 2.0 Movie (@Enthiran2Movie) April 12, 2016
Aged 65 years, veteran actor Rajinikanth started his career with K. Balachandran movie “Aboorva Ragangal”. He has a small role in the film. He rose to fame with many of his films like “Nallavanuku Nallavan,” “Sivaji,” “Enthiran,” “Thalapathi,” etc. Before coming to the films he has done many odds jobs one of them was as a bus conductor in Bangalore. The Shivaji is a movie which has made him the highest paid Asian actor after Jacky chain.
In his career, he has worked in bollywood, Tollywood and Hollywood movies. However, his domains always remain Tamil Movies where fans treated him as demi-God. He was also honoured with Padma Bhushan in the year 2000. He is currently shooting for the movie “2.0” which is a sequel of science fiction “Enthiran”. His one of the awaited movie Kabali will hit the screen in last week of May. His Films has always entertained us and his style has always inspired us.
A total of 10 Padma Vibhushan , 9 Padma Bhushan, and 83 Padma Shri were announced and awarded in two different ceremonies. Along With Rajinikanth others that received the award are Ramoji Rao, Journalist; Girja Devi, a renowned Vocalist; Yamini Krishna Murthi, classicaL Dancer; Dr. Vishwanath Shanta, oncologist; Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, and Reliance Industries founder Late Shri Dhirubhai Ambani. All recipients feel a sense of proud for their country and were delighted to receive the Padma Vibhushan Award.
Let’s know more about this award the Padma Vibhushan. In 1954, Government of India announced Civilian awards. Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award followed by Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Then Padma Shri . The list of Padma awardees is announced on Republic Day and nomination for this is sought in May and September from all states and U.T. The award is conferred for exceptional and distinguished services. The civilian award has recently started giving the award posthumously also and therefore received by Late Shri Dhirubhai Ambani. That all about Padma Vibhushan Award
Now let’s celebrate Rajinikanth journey from a conductor to Padma Vibhushan and congrats him for his achievement.