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On January 25, 2018, Government announced Padma Awards 2018.  This year, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has approved conferment of 85 Padma Awards.

  • This year’s 85 Padma Awards also include duo cases, wherein the award is counted as one.
  • For 2018, 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri Awards have been announced.
  • Among this year’s Padma Award winners, 14 are women. The winners list also includes 16 persons from the category of Foreigners (from 10 ASEAN Countries)/Non Resident Indian (NRI)/Person of India Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and 3 Posthumous awardees.

About Padma Awards:

Padma Awards, regarded as one of the highest civilian Awards of India comprise Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

  • These awards are conferred to honour outstanding contribution in various disciplines/ fields of activities including art, sports, public affairs, social work, science and engineering, medicine, trade and industry, literature, civil service etc.
  • ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.
  • ‘Padma Bhushan’ is awarded for distinguished service of high order.
  • ‘Padma Shri’ is awarded for distinguished service in any field.
  • These awards are announced around Republic Day every year and are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.

Padma Awards 2018 – Complete List of Winners:

Government announces recipients of 2018 Padma awardsPadma Vibhushan

Name Field State
Shri Illaiyaraja Art-Music Tamil Nadu
Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan Art-Music Maharashtra
Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran Literature and Education Kerala

Padma Bhushan

Name Field State
Shri Pankaj Advani Sports- Billiards/Snooker Karnataka
Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom Others-Spiritualism Kerala
Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sports-Cricket Jharkhand
Shri Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/Posthumous) Public Affairs Russia
Shri Ramachandran Nagaswamy Others-Archaeology Tamil Nadu
Shri Ved Prakash Nanda (OCI) Literature and Education USA
Shri Laxman Pai Art-Painting Goa
Shri Arvind Parikh Art-Music Maharashtra
Ms. Sharda Sinha Art-Music Bihar

Padma Shri

Name Field State
Shri Abhay Bang & Ms. Rani Bang (Duo) Medicine Maharashtra
Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat Social Work Chhattisgarh
Shri Prafulla Govinda Baruah Literature and Education-Journalism Assam
Shri Mohan Swaroop Bhatia Art-Folk Music Uttar Pradesh
Shri Sudhanshu Biswas Social Work West Bengal
Ms. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Sports-Weightlifting Manipur
Shri Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi Literature and Education-Journalism Chhattisgarh
Shri Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner) Trade & Industry Philippines
Ms. Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi Art-Weaving Manipur
Shri Somdev Devvarman Sports-Tennis Tripura
Shri Yeshi Dhoden Medicine Himachal Pradesh
Shri Arup Kumar Dutta Literature and Education Assam
Shri Doddarange Gowda Art-Lyrics Karnataka
Shri Arvind Gupta Literature and Education Maharashtra
Shri Digamber Hansda Literature and Education Jharkhand
Shri Ramli Bin Ibrahim (Foreigner) Art-Dance Malaysia
Shri Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous) Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
Shri Piyong Temjen Jamir Literature and Education Nagaland
Ms. Sitavva Joddati Social Work Karnataka
Ms. Malti Joshi Literature and Education Madhya Pradesh
Shri Manoj Joshi Art-Acting Maharashtra
Shri Rameshwarlal Kabra Trade & Industry Maharashtra
Shri Pran Kishore Kaul Art Jammu & Kashmir
Shri Bounlap Keokangna (Foreigner) Others-Architecture Laos
Shri Vijay Kichlu Art-Music West Bengal
Shri Tommy Koh (Foreigner) Public Affairs Singapore
Ms. Lakshmikutty Medicine-Traditional Kerala
Ms. Joyshree Goswami Mahanta Literature and Education Assam
Shri Narayan Das Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Rajasthan
Shri Pravakara Maharana Art-Sculpture Odisha
Shri Hun Many (Foreigner) Public Affairs Cambodia
Ms. Nouf Marwaai (Foreigner) Others- Yoga Saudi Arabia
Shri Zaverilal Mehta Literature and Education – Journalism Gujarat
Shri Krishna Bihari Mishra Literature and Education West Bengal
Shri Sisir Purushottam Mishra Art-Cinema Maharashtra
Ms. Subhasini Mistry Social Work West Bengal
Shri Tomio Mizokami (Foreigner) Literature and Education Japan
Shri Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong (Foreigener) Others-Spiritualism Thailand
Shri Keshav Rao Literature and Education Madhya Pradesh
Dr Thant Myint – U (Foreigner) Public Affairs Myanmar
Ms. V Nanammal Others-Yoga Tamil Nadu
Ms. Sulagitti Narasamma Social Work Karnataka
Ms. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan Art-Folk Music Tamil Nadu
Shri I Nyoman Nuarta (Foreigner) Art- Sculpture Indonesia
Shri Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman Social Work Brunei
Shri Gobaradhan Panika Art-Weaving Odisha
Shri Bhabani Charan Pattanaik Public Affairs Odisha
Shri Murlikant Petkar Sports-Swimming Maharashtra
Shri Habibullo Rajabov (Foreigner) Literature and Education Tajikistan
Shri M R Rajagopal Medicine-Palliative Care Kerala
Shri Sampat Ramteke (Posthumous) Social Work Maharashtra
Shri Chandra Sekhar Rath Literature and Education Odisha
Shri S S Rathore Civil Service Gujarat
Shri Amitava Roy Science and Engineering West Bengal
Shri Sanduk Ruit (Foreigner) Medicine- Opthalmoogy Nepal
Shri R Sathyanarayana Art-Music Karnataka
Shri Pankaj M Shah Medicine-Oncology Gujarat
Shri Bhajju Shyam Art-Painting Madhya Pradesh
Shri Maharao Raghuveer Singh Literature and Education Rajasthan
Shri Kidambi Srikanth Sports-Badminton Andhra Pradesh
Shri Ibrahim Sutar Art-Music Karnataka
Shri Siddeshwara Swamiji Others-Spiritualism Karnataka
Ms. Lentina Ao Thakkar Social Work Nagaland
Shri Vikram Chandra Thakur Science and Engineering Uttarakhand
Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan and Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan (Duo) Art-Music Karnataka
Shri Nguyen Tien Thien (Foreigner) Others-Spiritualism Vietnam
Shri Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
Shri Rajagopalan Vasudevan Science and Engineering Tamil Nadu
Shri Manas Bihari Verma Science and Engineering Bihar
Shri Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji Literature and Education Maharashtra
Shri Romulus Whitaker Others-Wildlife Conservation Tamil Nadu
Shri Baba Yogendra Art Madhya Pradesh
Shri A Zakia Literature and Education Mizoram