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A R Rahman receives Padma Bhushan

A R Rahman receives Padma Bhushan

President of India Ms Pratibha Patil at a ceremony in the Ashoka Hall at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi Wednesday honoured 21 distinguished citizens with Padma Bhushan awards including Oscar winning music maestro A R Rahman and Bollywood actor-director Aamir Khan.

Nobel Prize winning Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and well known theatre personality Ebrahim Alkazi were conferred the Padma Vibhushan and classical vocalist Pandit Channulal was honoured with Padma Bhushan.

The Padma Awards ceremony was attended by Union Minister for Textiles Dhayanidhi Maran and Union Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah along with other dignitaries.

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