Manoj Bajpayee honoured with Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind

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On Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the prestigious Padma Shri on actor Manoj Bajpayee at a ceremony held in New Delhi.

Manoj Bajpayee received his Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, from President Ram Nath Kovind at the ceremony. After the ceremony Bajpayee tweeted “It was an honour and privilege.”

On President Ram Nath Kovind’s official Twitter, Manoj Bajpayee was described as: “A renowned film actor, he is known for his versatile roles and has worked in more than 60 films.” Not only Manoj Bajpayee but even his colleagues celebrated his win with congratulatory tweets pouring in on Twitter.

Manoj Bajpayee is best known for his performances in films such as Satya, Shooland Pinjar from the Nineties and recent ones like Aligarh, Rajneeti, Sonchiraiya, Zubeidaaand of course, Gangs of Wasseypur series. Manoj Bajpayee is a two-time National Award winner – Best Supporting Actor for Satya and Special Jury National Award for Pinjar.

Soon after the Padma Awards were announced in January, Manoj Bajpayee had said he was glad no one abused him for being a Padma awardee: “My friends, relatives and followers are very happy with it. I have observed that till now, no one has abused me on social media and no one has created controversy when my name announced as one of the awardees of Padma Shri so, I am really happy and it’s a good thing that when you get an honour nobody has raised objections against it,” reported IANS.

Manoj Bajpayee was last seen in the dacoit drama Sonchiriya. The actor will next be seen in the Netflix film Dhaka.

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