The Padma Shri Awards are the fourth highest civilian honour conferred by the Government of India. Awarded to 118 people for excelling in the field of art, the Padma Shri awards are a prestigious honour bestowed on people for their excellence.
As we celebrate the 71st Republic Day of the country, the government announced the names of those to be honoured with the Padma Shri this year. Making it to the prestigious list were Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami and Suresh Wadkar for excellence in their respective fields.
Expressing his gratitude, Karan Johar took to social media and said, “It’s not very often that I’m at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion… The Padma Shri. Such an honour to receive one of the highest civilian awards in the country. Overwhelmed by so many emotions right now. Humbled, elated and also thankful for the opportunity to live my dream every day, to create and to entertain. I know my father would be proud and I wish he was here to share this moment with me. #blessed.”
Kangana also spoke on being conferred with the award. She said “I am humbled and I am honoured. I thank my country for this recognition and I dedicate this to every woman who dares to dream. To every daughter to every mother and to the dreams of women who will shape the future of our country.”