: Sachin Tendulkar
(cricket) and Viswanathan Anand (Indian chess grandmaster) will be awarded the Padma Vibhushan
, the country's second highest civilian award. Padma Bhushan
will be awarded to Baichung Bhutia (ace footballer), Bula Chowdhury (swimmer), Meghnad Desai (British economist), Sunita Williams (NASA astronaut), and Dominique Lapierre (French author). Padma Shri
will be awarded to NDTV's Managing Editor, Barkha Dutt, NDTV's Vinod Dua, CNN-IBN Editor-in-chief, Rajdeep Sardesai (Indian political commentator and News Presenter), Madhuri Dixit
(Indian Film Actress), Tom Alter and Manoj Night Shyamalan (writer-director).
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