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Government announced the Prestigious Padma Awards

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President Pranab Mukherjee has approved conferring the Nation’s highest awards to 104 personalities. This year the awardees comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri.

Senior BJP leader L K Advani, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will be awarded with Padma Vibhushan Award.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates will receive the Padma Bhushan, for their social work.

Professor Manjul Bhargava will be conferred with the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the fields of science and engineering.

Cricketer Mithali Raj, badminton player PV Sindhu, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are among the recipients of the Padma Shri.

Knowledge is Wealth

  • Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in India. Till now 45 people have been conferred with this award. 
  • Padma Vibhusan is the Second highest civilian award in India. 
  • Padma Bhushan is the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
  • Padma Shree is the Fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
  • These awards are awarded to the person to recognize their contribution in different fields. These awards are announced every year on Republic Day. 
Complete List of Padma awards

S.No Name Awards In State/Country
                                                           Padma Vibhusan
1 LK Advani  Public Affairs  Gujarat
2 Amitabh Bachchan  Art  Maharashtra
3 Prakash Singh Badal  Public Affairs  Punjab
4  Dr D Veerendra Heggade  Social Work  Karnataka
5 Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar  Art  Maharashtra
6 Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya  Others  Uttar Pradesh
7 Prof Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan  Science and Engineering  Tamil Nadu
8 Kottayan K. Venugopal  Public Affairs  Delhi
9 Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner)  Trade and Industry  France/UK
                                                           Padma Bhushan
1 Jahnu Barua  Art  Assam
2 Dr Vijay Bhatkar  Science and Engineering  Maharashtra
3 Shri Swapan Dasgupta  Literature and Education  Delhi
4 Swami Satyamitranand Giri  Others  Uttar Pradesh
5 N Gopalaswami  Civil Service  Tamil Nadu
6 Dr Subhash C Kashyap  Public Affairs  Delhi
7 Dr (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj  Art  Madhya Pradesh
8 Dr Ambrish Mithal  Medicine  Delhi
9 Sudha Ragunathan  Art  Tamil Nadu
10 Shri Harish Salve  Public Affairs  Delhi
11 Dr Ashok Seth  Medicine  Delhi
12 Rajat Sharma  Literature and Education  Delhi
13 Satpal  Sports  Delhi
14 Shivakumara Swami  Others  Karnataka
15 Dr Kharag Singh Valdiya  Science and Engineering  Karnataka
16 Prof Manjul Bhargava (NRI/PIO)  Science and Engineering  USA
17 David Frawley (Vamadeva) (Foreigner)  Others  USA
18 Bill Gates (Foreigner)  Social Work  USA
19 Melinda Gates (Foreigner)  Social Work  USA
20 Saichiro Misumi (Foreigner)  Others  Japan
                                                               Padma Shri
1 Dr Manjula Anagani  Medicine  Telangana
2 S Arunan  Science and Engineering  Karnataka
3 Kanyakumari Avasarala  Art  Tamil Nadu
4 Dr Bettina Sharada Baumer  Literature and Education  Jammu and Kashmir
5 Naresh Bedi  Art  Delhi
6 Ashok Bhagat  Social Work  Jharkhand
7 Sanjay Leela Bhansali  Art  Maharashtra
8 Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora  Literature and Education  Assam
9 Dr Gyan Chaturvedi  Literature and Education  Madhya Pradesh
10 Prof (Dr) Yogesh Kumar Chawla  Medicine  Chandigarh
11 Jayakumari Chikkala  Medicine  Delhi
12 Bibek Debroy  Literature and Education  Delhi
13 Dr Sarungbam Bimola Kumari Devi  Medicine  Manipur
14 Dr Ashok Gulati  Public Affairs  Delhi
15 Dr Randeep Guleria  Medicine  Delhi
16 Dr KP Haridas  Medicine  Kerala
17 Rahul Jain  Art  Delhi
18 Ravindra Jain  Art  Maharashtra
19 Dr Sunil Jogi  Literature and Education  Delhi
20 Prasoon Joshi  Art  Maharashtra
21 Dr Prafulla Kar  Art  Odisha
22 Saba Anjum  Sports  Chhattisgarh
23 Ushakiran Khan  Literature and Education  Bihar
24 Dr Rajesh Kotecha  Medicine  Rajasthan
25 Prof Alka Kriplani  Medicine Delhi
26 Dr Harsh Kumar  Medicine  Delhi
27 Narayana Purushothama Mallaya  Literature & Education  Kerala
28 Lambert Mascarenhas  Literature and Education  Goa
29 Dr Janak Palta McGilligan  Social Work  Madhya Pradesh
30 Veerendra Raj Mehta  Social Work  Delhi
31 Tarak Mehta  Art  Gujarat
32 Neil Herbert Nongkynrih Art Meghalaya
33 Chewang Norphel  Others  Jammu and Kashmir
34 TV Mohandas Pai  Trade and Industry  Karnataka
35 Dr Tejas Patel  Medicine  Gujarat
36 Jadav Molai Peyang  Others  Assam
37 Bimla Poddar  Others  Uttar Pradesh
38 Dr N Prabhakar  Science and Engg  Delhi
39 Dr Prahalada  Science and Engg  Maharashtra
40 Dr Narendra Prasad  Medicine  Bihar
41 Ram Bahadur Rai  Literature and Education  Delhi
42 Mithali Raj  Sports  Telangana
43 PV Rajaraman  Civil Service  Tamil Nadu
44 Prof JS Rajput  Literature and Education  Uttar Pradesh
45 Kota Srinivasa Rao  Art  Andhra Pradesh
46 Prof Bimal Roy  Literature and Education  West Bengal
47 Shekhar Sen  Art  Maharashtra
48  Gunvant Shah  Literature and Education  Gujarat
49 Brahmdev Sharma  Literature and Education  Delhi
50 Manu Sharma  Literature and Education  Uttar Pradesh
51 Prof Yog Raj Sharma  Medicine  Delhi
52 Vasant Shastri  Science and Engg  Karnataka
53 SK Shivkumar  Science and Engg  Karnataka
54 PV Sindhu  Sports  Telangana
55 Sardara Singh  Sports  Haryana
56 Arunima Sinha Sports  Uttar Pradesh
57 Mahesh Raj Soni  Art  Rajasthan
58 Dr Nikhil Tandon  Medicine  Delhi
59 H Thegtse Rinpoche  Social Work  Arunachal Pradesh
60 Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi  Medicine  Gujarat
61 Huang Baosheng  Others  China
62 Prof Jacques Blamont  Science and Engg  France
63 Late Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin  Others  Maharashtra (Posthumous)
64 Jean Claude Carriere  Literature and Education
65 Dr Nandrajan ‘Raj’ Chetty  Literature and Education  France
66 George L Hart  Others  USA
67 Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja  Others  Portugal
68 Late Meetha Lal Mehta  Social Work  Rajasthan (Posthumous)
69 Tripti Mukherjee  Art  USA
70 Dr Dattatreyudu Nori  Medicine  USA
71 Dr Raghu Rama Pillarisetti Medicine USA
72 Dr Saumitra Rawat  Medicine  UK
73 Prof Annette Schmiedchen Literature and Education Germany
74  Late Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran  Art  Delhi (Posthumous)
75 Late R Vasudevan  Civil Service  Tamil Nadu (Posthumous)