Actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu were honored with Punjabi Icons Award at a Baisakhi celebration in Mumbai, said an official.
Apart from these celebrities, Punjabi Icons Awards were also given to veteran actor Om Puri, Lalit Group of Hotels chief Jyotsna Suri, Delhi-based legal luminary Vijay Sondhi and Dubai-based philanthropist S.P. Oberoi on the Sunday night.
"These eminent personalities were selected for the honours for their sterling contribution in their respective fields," Charan Singh Sapra, Punjabi Cultural Heritage Board head and Congress legislator has been reported saying IANS.
The award ceremony was organized at Shanmukhananda Hall in central Mumbai. Governor of Pondicherry Iqbal Singh was the chief guest and Mumbai MP Eknath Gaikwad, state minister Varsha Gaikwad and actors Sonu Sood, Dolly Bindra, Geeta Basra and singer Sukhvinder were also in attendance.
Punjabi pop singer Harbhajan Maan, singer Satinder Satti and comedian Kapil Sharma entertained the audience with their heartwarming performances.
--with inputs from IANS
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