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Megastar Rajinikanth, actress Priyanka Chopra and tennis player Sania Mirza are some of the prominent persons conferred with Padma awards by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday at an impressive investiture ceremony in Rastrapati Bhavan.

The awards were conferred in three categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri.

The President presented five Padma Vibhushan, 11 Padma Bhushan and 36 Padma Shri awards at the function.

Check out the pictures here:

1. Padma Shri: Lawyer Shri Ujjwal Deorao Nikam

2. Padma Shri: Priyanka Chopra

3. Padma Shri: Vocalist Dr Soma Ghosh

4. Padma Shri: Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa (Akshaya Patra Found...

5. Padma Shri: Shri Saurabh Srivastava

6. Padma Shri: Shri SS Rajamouli

7. Padma Shri: Smt Sunitha Krishnan

8. Padma Shri: Shri Sribhas Chandra Supakar

9. Padma Shri: Smt Prathibha Prahlad

10. Padma Shri: Sports Commentator Shri Sushil Doshi

11. Padma Shri: Shri Sudharak Kisan Olwe

12. Padma Shri: Shri Jai Prakash Lakhiwal

13. Padma Shri: Dr John Ebnezar

14. Padma Shri: Prof M Venkateshkumar

15. Padma Shri: Prof Ram Harsh Singh

16. Padma Bhushan: Shri Udit Narayan Jha

17. Padma Bhushan: Smt. Sania Mirza

18. Padma Vibhushan: Shri Rajinikanth

19. Padma Vibhushan: Vocalist Dr Girija Devi

20. Padma Vibhushan: Dr. V. Shanta