Padma Awards (namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri), one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are announced.
Padma Awards are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day and this year, some legendary film personalities have also been honored with these awards. One of the early Superstars of Indian Cinema Shri Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar and Shri Amitabh Bachchan were conferred with Padma Vibhushan. Earlier, Big B was honored with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001.
Eminent Hindi lyricist Shri Prasoon Joshi and the pride of Telugu film industry Kota Srinivasa Rao have been honored with Padma Shri for their distinguished contributions to Cinema.
The awards shall be awarded by the President of India in a grand ceremony usually held in the months of March or April.