Actor Rajesh Khanna was given the PADMA BHUSAN Award posthumously, which was received by Dimple Kapadia while the proud daughters Twinkle and Rinkie Khanna applauded sitting amongst the crowd. Actor Nana Patekar too was there to receive the PADMA SHRI Award from the President.
The Prime Minister of India – Manmohan Singh, his wife Gursharan Kaur and Congress President Sonia Gandhi graced the occasion too. Sonia Gandhi was seen in an animated conversation with Lt. Governor Tejinder Khanna. There’s no doubt they must be talking about the henous rape of the 5 Year old girl ‘Laadli’ and how to deal with this monster called ‘Rape’.