Watch: President Kovind Confers Padma Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The Awards are given in various disciplines, fields of activities, namely – art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, among others.

‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

This year the President of India has approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards including one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri Awards.

21 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 awardees from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 3 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender person.

Following is the full list of Awardees from this year’s Padma awards:

Padma Vibhushan

  1. Teejan Bai, Chhattisgarh – Art-(Vocals-Folk)
  2. Ismail Omar Guelleh, Djibouti (Foreigner) – Public Affairs
  3. L&T’s Anilkumar Manibhai Naik, Maharashtra – Trade & Industry-Infrastructure
  4. Balwant Moreshwar Purandare, Maharashtra – Art/Acting/Theatre

Padma Bhushan

  1. John Chambers, US (Foreigner) – Trade & Industry-Technology
  2. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Punjab – Public Affairs
  3. Pravin Gordhan, South Africa (Foreigner) – Public Affairs
  4. Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati, Delhi – Trade & Industry-Food Processing
  5. Darshan Lal Jain, Haryana – Social Work
  6. Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade, Maharashtra – Medicine-Affordable Healthcare
  7. Kariya Munda, Jharkhand – Public Affairs
  8. Budhaditya Mukherjee, West Bengal – Art-Music-Sitar
  9. Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair, Kerala – Art-Acting-Film
  10. S Nambi Narayan, Kerala – Science & Engineering-Space
  11. Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous), Delhi – Literature & Education (Journalism)
  12. Bachendri Pal, Uttarakhand – Sports (Mountaineering)
  13. VK Shunglu, Delhi – Civil Services
  14. Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, Bihar – Public Affairs

Padma Shri

  1. Rajeshwar Acharya, Uttar Pradesh – Art (Hindustani Vocals)
  2. Bangaru Adigalar, Tamil Nadu – Spiritualism
  3. Illias Ali, Assam – Medicine (Surgery)
  4. Manoj Bajpayee, Maharashtra – Acting (Art)
  5. Uddhab Kumar Bharali, Assam – Science & Engineering (Grassroots Innovation)
  6. Omesh Kumar Bharti, Himachal Pradesh – Medicine (Rabies)
  7. Pritam Bhartwan, Uttarakhand – Art (Folk Vocals)
  8. Jyoti Bhatt, Gujarat – Art (Painting)
  9. Dilip Chakravarty, Delhi – Archaeology
  10. Mammen Chandy, West Bengal – Hematology (Medicine)
  11. Swapan Chaudhuri, West Bengal – Music-Tabla (Art)
  12. Kanwal Singh Chauhan, Haryana – Agriculture
  13. Sunil Chhetri, Telangana – Sports (Football)
  14. Dinyar Contractor, Maharashtra – Art (Acting-Theatre)
  15. Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli, Gujarat – Social Work (Divyang Welfare)
  16. Babulal Dahiya, Madhya Pradesh – Agriculture
  17. Thanga Darlong, Tripura – Art (Music - Flute)
  18. Prabhu Deva, Karnataka – Art (Dance)
  19. Rajkumari Devi, Bihar – Agriculture
  20. Bhagirathi Devi, Bihar – Public Affairs
  21. Baldev Singh Dhillon, Punjab –Science & Engineering (Agriculture)
  22. Harika Dronavalli, Andhra Pradesh, – Sportes (Chess)
  23. Godawari Dutta, Bihar – Art (Painting)
  24. Gautam Gambhir, Delhi – Sports (Cricket)
  25. Draupadi Ghimiray, Sikkim – Social Work (Divyang Welfare)
  26. Rohini Godbole, Karnataka, – Science & Engineering (Nuclear)
  27. Sandeep Guleria, Delhi – Medicine (Surgery)
  28. Pratap Singh Hardia, Madhya Pradesh – Medicine (Ophthmology)
  29. Bulu Imam, Jharkhand – Social Work (Culture)
  30. Friederike Irina, Germany (Foreigner) – Animal Welfare, (Social Work)
  31. Joravarsinh Jadav, Gujarat – Art (Folk Dance)
  32. S Jaishankar, Delhi – Civil Service
  33. Narsingh Dev Jamwal, Jammu & Kashmir – Literature & Education
  34. Fayaz Ahmad Jan, Jammu & Kashmir – Art & Craft (Paper Mache)
  35. KG Jayan, Kerala – Art (Music-Bhakti)
  36. Subhash Kak, US (Foreigner) – Science & Engineering (Technology)
  37. Sharath Kamal, Tamil Nadu – Sports (Table Tennis)
  38. Rajani Kant, Uttar Pradesh – Social Work
  39. Sudam Kate, Maharashtra – Medicine (Sickle Cell)
  40. Waman Kendre, Maharashtra – Art (Acting-Theatre)
  41. Kader Khan (Posthumous) for Art (Acting-Films)
  42. Abdul Gafur Khatri, Gujarat – Painting (Art)
  43. Shri Ravindra Kolhe (Duo), Maharashtra – Medicine (Affordable Healthcare)
  44. Smita Kolhe (Duo), Maharashtra – Medicine (Affordable Healthcare)
  45. Bombayla Devi Laishram, Manipur – Sports (Archery)
  46. Kailash Madbaiya, Madhya Pradesh – Literature & Education
  47. Ramesh Babaji Maharaj, Uttar Pradesh – Social Work (Animal Welfare)
  48. Vallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya, Gujarat – Agriculture
  49. Gita Mehta, USA (Foreigner) – Literature & Education
  50. Shadab Mohammad, Uttar Pradesh – Medicine (Dentistry)
  51. KK Muhammed, Kerala – Archaeology
  52. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Jharkhand – Medicine (Affordable Healthcare)
  53. Daitari Naik, Odisha – Social Work
  54. Shankar Mahadevan Narayan, Maharashtra – Art (Vocals-Films)
  55. Shantanu Narayen, USA (Foreigner) – Trade & Industry (Technology)
  56. Nartaki Natraj, Tamil Nadu – Dance-Bharatnatyam (Art)
  57. Tsering Norboo, Jammu & Kashmir – Medicine (Surgery)
  58. Anup Ranjan Pandey, Chhattisgarh – Art (Music)
  59. Jagdish Prasad Parikh, Rajasthan – Agriculture
  60. Ganpatbhai Patel, USA (Foreigner) – Literature & Education
  61. Shri Bimal Patel, Gujarat – Architecture
  62. Hukumchand Patidar, Rajasthan – Agriculture
  63. Harvinder Singh Phoolka, Punjab – Public Affairs
  64. Madurai Chinna Pillai, Tamil Nadu – Social Work (Microfinance)
  65. Tao Porchon-Lynch, USA (Foreigner) – Yoga
  66. Kamala Pujhari, Odisha – Agriculture
  67. Bajrang Punia, Haryana – Sports (Wrestling)
  68. Jagat Ram, Chandigarh – Medicine (Ophthalmology)
  69. RV Ramani, Tamil Nadu – Medicine (Ophthalmology)
  70. Devarapalli Prakash Rao, Odisha – Social Work (Affordable Education)
  71. Anup Sah, Uttarakhand – Art (Photography)
  72. Milena Salvini, France (Foreigner) – Art (Dance-Kathakali)
  73. Nagindas Sanghavi, Maharashtra – Literature & Education (Journalism)
  74. Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Telangana – Art (Lyrics)
  75. Shabbir Sayyad, Maharashtra – Social Work (Animal Welfare)
  76. Mahesh Sharma, Madhya Pradesh – Social Work (Tribal Welfare)
  77. Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri, Delhi – Literature & Education
  78. Brijesh Kumar Shukla, Uttar Pradesh – Literature & Education
  79. Narendra Singh, Haryana – Animal Husbandry
  80. Prashanti Singh, Uttar Pradesh – Sports (Basketball)
  81. Sultan Singh, Haryana – Animal Husbandry
  82. Jyoti Kumar Sinha, Bihar – Affordable Education (Social Work)
  83. Anandan Sivamani, Tamil Nadu – Art (Music)
  84. Sharada Srinivasan, Karnataka – Archaeology
  85. Devendra Swarup (Posthumous) – Literature & Education (Journalism)
  86. Ajay Thakur, Himachal Pradesh – Sports (Kabaddi)
  87. Rajeev Tharanath, Karnataka – Art (Music-Sarod)
  88. Saalumarada Thimmakka, Karnataka – Social Work (Environment)
  89. Jamuna Tudu, Jharkhand – Social Work (Environment)
  90. Bharat Bhushan Tyagi, Uttar Pradesh – Agriculture
  91. Ramaswami Venkataswami, Tamil Nadu – Medicine (Surgery)
  92. Ram Saran Verma, Uttar Pradesh – Agriculture
  93. Swami Vishudhananda, Kerala – Spiritualism
  94. Hiralal Yadav, Uttar Pradesh – Art (Vocals-Folk)
  95. Venkateswara Rao Yadlapalli, Andhra Pradesh – Agriculture

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