New Delhi, Jan 26: Bollywood celebrities on Saturday welcomed the decision of Narendra Modi government to confer Padma Shri on actor Manoj Bajpayee.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday announced the names 112 people, including folk artist Teejan Bai, late writer and journalist Kuldeep Nayar and actor Manoj Bajpayee for Padma awards, for their contribution in various fields.
While four persons were named for Padma Vibhushan, 14 were named for Padma Bhushan and 94 for Padma Shri.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Rajkummar Rao said, 'Congratulations,@BajpayeeManoj Sir on winning the esteemed Padma Shri. I am so fortunate to have had the chance to share screen space with you. Your valour & dedication is inspiring. Ever onward!'
Hiten Tejwani said, 'Congratulations sir @BajpayeeManoj ..well deserved #PadmaShri'.
Anup Jalota said, 'I am one of the biggest fans of Shri Manoj Bajpayee Ji who feels happy and proud for his achievement..@BajpayeeManoj ko #PadmaShri Mubarak ho..'
Singer Toshi Sabri said, 'Congratulations @BajpayeeManoj sir for #Padmashri U r one of the finest actor of this century and truly deserve it.'
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha said, 'Big Hug Padmashree @BajpayeeManoj Proud of you my friend.'
Rahul Dev said, 'Bahut Bahut mubarkbaad Manoj .. truly well deserved #Padmashri @BajpayeeManoj'.
Actor Kapil Sharma said, 'Congratulations to my favorite @BajpayeeManoj sir for #PadmaAward love n best wishes always sir #PadmaShri mumbai ka king kaun? Bhikhu mhatre so happy for u sir'.
Actor Amruta Khanvilkar said, '@BajpayeeManoj many many many congratulations on this huge honour sir .... #padmashree'.
Film Director Hansal Mehta said, 'Der aye par durust aye.@BajpayeeManoj party due now! #Padmashree'. (UNI)