As expected earlier, Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth will be honored with Padma Vibhushan. Rajinkanth's daughter, Soundarya Rajinikanth, confirmed the news with a tweet.
"Proud daughter !!!!! Appa is now Padma vibhushan shri Rajinikanth 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻",she tweeted.
Superstar Rajinikanth will be awarded the second degree honor, Padma Vibhushan, for his services and excellence as a star and a social activist. Government will be officially announcing the list of Padma awardees on Republic Day, like every year.
With the news being out, after Soundarya's tweet, big-wigs of Tamil, Telugu and all other industries are now pouring in their best wishes for the actor, while the fans of the actor are already busy celebrating the highest honor.
The award seeks to recognize work of any distinction and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements or services in all fields of activities, such as Art, Literature and Education, Sports, Medicine, Social Work, Science and Engineering, Public Affairs, Civil Service, Trade and Industry etc.
Vinod Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher are some other names in circulation that bagged Padma awards. Stay tuned to this space for further updates.