Actors Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan receive Padma honours

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Vidya Balan

New Delhi: Bollywood actors Kamal Haasan and Vidya Balan were among the batch of this year’s Padma honorees who received their awards from President Pranab Mukherjee at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi. Kamal Haasan received the Padma Bhushan and Vidya Balan received the Padma Shri, India’s third and fourth highest civilian awards respectively. Renowned author Ruskin Bond, classical singer Begum Parceen Sultana, percussionist Vikku Vinayakram and badminton player and coach Pullela Gopichand received the Padma Bhushan.