Khanna’s wife collected the award from the President in Delhi today
Superstar Rajesh Khanna received his Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award. His wife Dimple Kapadia collected the award on his behalf today. Their daughter Twinkle Khanna was also present at the ceremony.Khanna passed away on July 18, 2012.
Comedian Jaspal Bhatti also received his Padma Bhushan posthumously today. Mr Bhatti’s wife Savita collected his award.
The others who recieved the Padma Bhushan today include boxer Mary Kom, industrialist Adi Godrej, artist S H Raza. Actor Nana Patekar, director Ramesh Sippy, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and shooter Vijay Kumar received the Padma Shri. The awards were handed out by President Pranab Mukherjee.
The first set of awards were handed out to three of Indian cinema’s most eminent personalities – English Vinglish star Sridevi, ex-censor board chief Sharmila Tagore and Telugu producer D Ramanaidu – on May 5.