Amitabh Bahchcan and Dilip Kumar awarded Padma Vibhushan

Bollywood legends Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar have been conferred with the Padma Vibushan awards; the second highest civilian award in India. Fans of 72 year old Bachchan have long called for the Indian government to award him the Bharat Ratna, which is the highest civilian award in India, but will have to settle for the Padma Vibhushan instead. 92 year old Dilip Kumar is being acknowledged for his services to the arts and cinema and is widely regarded as one of India’s greatest actors. The government have also conferred awards to some non-Indians; most notably Bill Gates and Melinda Gates for their contributions towards social work and charity. The Padma Awards will being handed out to the winners around March/April of this year so stay tuned!

Check out the full list of winners below!

Padma Vibhushan:

1 Lk Advani- Public Affairs- Gujarat

2 Amitabh Bachchan- Art- Maharashtra

3 Prakash Singh

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