New Delhi (IANS): Cinema icons Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan were conferred the Padma Vibhushan — India’s second highest civilian honour — by President Pranab Mukherjee at an investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several union ministers attended the function.
While Amitabh Bachchan exuded elegance and sophistication in a black bandhgala, Dilip Kumar couldn’t make it to the ceremony to receive the honour in person.
These awards were given at the third investiture this year. The first was when former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was presented the Bharat Ratna at his residence last month.
The second investiture was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 30, in which noted cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth, poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and other prominent people received the Padma awards.