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Priyanka, Sidhu honoured as 'Punjabi Icons'

Well-known actress Priyanka Chopra and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu were honoured with Punjabi Icons Award at a Baisakhi celebration here, an official said.

Monday, April 09, 2012 | 11:42:48 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu and priyanka chopra

Well-known actress Priyanka Chopra and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu were honoured with Punjabi Icons Award at a Baisakhi celebration here, an official said.

Besides Priyanka and Sidhu, veteran actor Om Puri, Lalit Group of Hotels chief Jyotsna Suri, Delhi-based legal luminary Vijay Sondhi and Dubai-based philanthropist S.P. Oberoi were also conferred Punjabi Icons Awards 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, told IANS.

Governor of Pondicherry Iqbal Singh was the chief guest at the function, held at the Shanmukhananda Hall in central Mumbai. Mumbai MP Eknath Gaikwad, state minister Varsha Gaikwad and actors Sonu Sood, Dolly Bindra, Geeta Basra, singer Sukhvinder were amongst those who attended.

Punjabi pop singer Harbhajan Maan, singer Satinder Satti and comedian Kapil Sharma regaled the audience with their performances.


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