Rajinikanth, Vinod Rai among list of probable Padma awardees for 2016

The list of the prestigious Padma awardees is ready. As per practice, these awards are announced on Republic Day. These awards are given in three categories, viz., Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The award seeks to recognize distinguished and exceptional service in all fields such as art, literature and education, sports, medicine, social work, Science and engineering, public affairs, civil service, trade and industry etc.

The current list contains 120 names across the three categories.