In a grand event, President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma Bhushan on Mohanlal on Monday. At the same event, Prabhu Deva, Sivamani and Shankar Mahadevan were honoured with the Padma Shri. Singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan was awarded the Padma Shri for his outstanding contribution to Indian music. He took to Twitter to share a video of him getting the honour from the President and wrote that he is extremely grateful to everyone. He also wrote that it was an absolute privilege to get the title from the honourable President himself.
He also thanked everyone for all their love and support towards his music and said words would fall short to describe what he was feeling. He also shared a few pictures from the ceremony. Shankar Mahadevan has won several awards till now and he has even won the National Award. The famous trio of Shankar Ehsaan and Loy have given several great tracks to the Indian audience and Shankar still continues to mesmerize with his voice. He has not only given hits in Hindi but also showcased his talent in Marathi, Tamil and Kannada films. The composer is also heavily praised for his song 'Breathless' which is truly a wonderful song.
Mohanlal and Prabhdeva also took to Twitter to share pictures of them receiving the Padma awards and wrote about how grateful they were to be bestowed with such an honour. Other recipients of the Padma Awards from the entertainment industry include Manoj Bajpayee and the late Kader Khan. As per a Home Ministry official, the remaining awardees will be conferred with their awards, on March 16.