Appreciation galore for Mohanlal on winning Padma Bhushan award
Last day, the on the eve of the country’s 70th Republic Day, the government announced the list of Padma awardees. From Kerala, actor Mohanlal and former ISRO cryogenic division head Nambi Narayanan were honoured with Padma Bhushan, the nation’s third highest civilian award. Three other Malayalis – Swami Vishudhananda, singer KG Jayan and architect KK Mohammed were awarded the Padma Shri.
Padma Bhushan is the latest feather on Mohanlal’s four decade long remarkable acting career. A winner of multiple National awards, the veteran has worked in over 300 languages. Though he predominately starred in Malayalam movies, he has also done some notable roles in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi movies.
Malayali social media forums were abuzz with congratulatory messages for Mohanlal. Along with his scores of fans ans well wishers, celebrity colleagues like Prithviraj Sukumaran, Asif Ali, Manju Warrier, Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Aishwarya Lekshmi and many others congratulated the superstar on bagging the well deserved award.
Other notable Padma Shri award winners from the Indian film industry include Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee, actor-director- choreographer Prabhudheva, singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan, actor Dinyar Contractor, lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry and percussionist Sivamani. Actor-screenwriter Kader Khan was also conferred with a posthumous Padma Shri.