Padma Awards for 2022 were announced on Tuesday evening. Among the 128 recipients of the honours this year are veteran actor Victor Banerjee, singer Sonu Nigam, and filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
Padma Awards are the most prestigious awards of the country, they are given with the feeling of doing a great service to the nation . Getting these awards is a proud moment for any artist .
Victor Banerjee was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his services to art and cinema. The veteran actor has appeared in Hindi, Bengali and English-language films for close to four decades, winning the National Award for Ghare Baire. He is one of the few Indian actors to have been nominated for the prestigious BAFTA Awards, a nod he earned for his performance in David Lean’s A Passage to India .
Awards like these are only given to those artists who have exceptional talent in their art and have given a lot of years in entertaining people through their art . Many people desire to get such awards but only a few hardworking, talented people get it .
Chandraprakash Dwivedi, also a recipient of Padma Shri, is a writer-director best known for creating the 1991 TV series Chanakya and the 2003 National Award-winning film Pinjar. The filmmaker has also directed the film Mohalla Assi and the TV shows Mrityunjay, Upanishad Ganga, and Surajya Sanhita. Chandraprakash is also the director of the upcoming Akshay Kumar-starrer, historical epic Prithviraj .
Sonu Nigam is undoubtedly the best singer of his generation and one of the best singers of all times . He has given wonderful songs , had sung more than 5000 songs and his songs like kal ho na ho and abhi mujh me kahi has got song of the decade award . He is the most versatile artist and is known for his exceptional talent among singers and also among audience .
The awards, announced annually on the eve of Republic Day, are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service).