The list of 2012 awardees of the most prestigious Padma Bhushan has been announced by the officem of President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil.
The Padma Awards are India’s top civilian honor and are awarded in three categories viz. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree. People from different fields of life like social work, science, commerce and industry, medicines, education, literature, public affairs, engineering, etc. are conferred upon these awards.
Year 2012 list of winners of Padma Award winners includes some Bollywood names too and they are Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi and Mira Nair who will be honored with Padma Bhushan Awards. So also, some more names are famous bhajan and ghazal singer Aunp Jalota and talented filmmaker Priyadarshan have been selected for Padma Shree Award.
Brilliant music director late Dr. Bhupen Hazarika has been chosen for the high-profile Padma Vibhushan Award. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika passed away in 2011.