Padma Shri for Shah Rukh!

Cinestar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Yash Chopra are among the 96 people who have been conferred this year’s Padma awards. The awards are announced every year a day before Republic Day. Yash Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan have been honoured with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, respectively. “ It’s great to be honoured, though for me it came a bit late, but then I know how the government functions. I will try hard to live up to the expectations,” said Yash Chopra on the occasion.

Others to win these honours from the industry are Manna Dey and singer Kavita Krishnamurti. — Agencies