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Ministry-of-Home-Affairs--announced-Padma-Awards-2021On January 25, 2021 Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India announced the Padma Awards 2021. The Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country are conferred under 3 categories namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. This year(2021) total 119 Padma awards including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) were awarded.

i.This year(2021) the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has approved conferment of the awards.

ii.Usually, the President of India confers the awards at a ceremonial function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.

iii.The awards are annually announced on the occasion of Republic Day(January 26) except for brief interruption(s) during the years 1978 and 1979 and 1993 to 1997.

Padma Awards 2021 

i.Of the total awardees, 7 receives Padma Vibhushan, 10 receives Padma Bhushan and 102 receives Padma Shri Awards.

ii.The list includes 29 women awardees, 10 persons from the  category of Foreigners/Non resident Indian- NRI/Person of Indian Origin- PIO/Overseas Citizen Of India- OCI, 16 posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardees.

What are Padma Awards?

  • It was instituted in 1954 and is given to people who have made achievement in various disciplines/ fields of activities, namely, art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, etc.,
  • It is conferred on the recommendation of the Padma Awards Committee which is constituted by the Prime Minister annually.

Padma Vibhushan 

i.It is the second-highest civilian award of India, after the Bharat Ratna.

ii.It is given for exceptional and distinguished service.

Key Persons Who Received the Award:

i.Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, S P Balasubramaniam(Posthumously) and Eminent sculptor Sudarshan Sahoo from Odisha were conferred with Padma Vibhushan 2021.

ii.In addition to them, Father of Fiber Optics Narinder Singh Kapany conferred Padma Vibhushan posthumously

List of Padma Vibhushan Awardees 2021:

Field  Name Country
Art S P Balasubramaniam

(Posthumous)

Tamil Nadu, India
Sudarshan Sahoo Odisha, India
Public Affairs Shinzo Abe Japan
Medicine Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde Karnataka, India
Science and Engineering Narinder Singh Kapany

(Posthumous)

USA
 Others- Spiritualism Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Delhi, India
 Others- Archaeology  B. B. Lal

Padma Bhushan 

It is the third-highest civilian award and is conferred for distinguished service of a high order.

Key Persons Who Received the Award:

i.Ram Vilas Paswan(Posthumous), who was the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (elected from the Hajipur constituency of Bihar) was honoured with Padma Bhushan 2021.

ii.Apart from him, Tarun Gogoi, former Assam CM who was the longest serving CM of the state  and prominent Shia preacher Maulana Kalbe Sadiq received this award.

iii.The also includes, Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Muslim cleric Kalbe Sadiq (posthumously), Retired 1967 batch IAS officer Nripendra Mishra and Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel (posthumously) also received this award.

List of Padma Bhushan 2021 Awardees:

Field  Name State
Public Affairs Tarun Gogoi

(Posthumous)

Assam
Ms. Sumitra Mahajan Madhya Pradesh
Ram Vilas Paswan

(Posthumous)

Bihar
Keshubhai Patel

(Posthumous)

Gujarat
Tarlochan Singh Haryana
Art Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra Kerala
Literature and Education Chandrashekhar Kambara Karnataka
Civil Service  Nripendra Misra Uttar Pradesh
Others-Spiritualism Kalbe Sadiq

(Posthumous)

Trade and Industry Rajnikant Devidas Shroff Maharashtra

Padma Shri

It is the fourth-highest civilian award and is conferred for distinguished service

Key Persons Who Received the Award:

i.The Padma Shri awardees 2021 include writer-illustrator Narayan Debnath, Mithila painter Dulari Devi, and Rajasthani music artist Lakha Khan.

ii.Apart from them, Famous illustrator of children’s magazine KC Sivasankar(posthumously),  Sridhar Vembu, Founder & CEO of Zoho and Rajini Bector, promoter of FMCG company Mrs Bectors Food Specialities also were conferred with this award.

iii.The list also includes Odisha’s teacher Nanda Prusty, author-commentator Rajat Kumar Kar, social worker Shanti Devi, poet and singer Purnamasi Jani and doctor Krishna Mohan Pathi.

iv.In addition to them, the following are the list of awardees:

  • Bangladesh Liberation War fighter Lt. Col. (Retd.) Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir and well known musicologist, Rabindra Sangeet exponent and academic Sanjida Khatun from Bangladesh.
  • Veteran table tennis player Mouma Das and the legendary PT Usha’s coach Madhavan Nambiar, better known as OM Nambiar.
  • Former India women’s basketball team captain P Anitha, long-distance runner Sudha Singh, former Indian wrestler Virender Singh, para athlete KY Venkatesh and mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa.

List of Padma Shri 2021 Awardees:

Field  Name State/Country
      Art Gulfam Ahmed Uttar Pradesh
Rama Swamy Annavarapu Andhra Pradesh
Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi
Subbu Arumugam Tamil Nadu
Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
K C Sivasankar(Posthumous)
Ms. Bhuri Bai Madhya Pradesh
Radhe Shyam Barle Chhattisgarh
Biren Kumar Basak West Bengal
Narayan Debnath
Peter Brook United Kingdom(UK)
Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat Assam
Dulal Manki
Ms. Radhe Devi Manipur
Rewben Mashangva
Wayan Dibia Indonesia
Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane Maharashtra
Ms. Purnamasi Jani Odisha
Matha B. Manjamma Jogati Karnataka
Damodaran Kaithapram Kerala
K K Ramachandra Pulavar Kerala
Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) 

(Posthumous)

Gujarat
K Kesavasamy Puducherry
Ghulam Rasool Khan Jammu and Kashmir
Lakha Khan Rajasthan
Ms. Sanjida Khatun Bangladesh
Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar Goa
Ms. Lajwanti Punjab
Ramachandra Manjhi Bihar
Ms. Dulari Devi
Kanaka Raju Telangana
Satyaram Reang Tripura
Kartar Paras Ram Singh Himachal Pradesh
Kartar Singh Punjab
Sports Ms. P. Anitha Tamil Nadu
Ms. Mouma Das West Bengal
Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa Arunachal Pradesh
Madhavan Nambiar Kerala
Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh Uttar Pradesh
Virender Singh Haryana
 K Y Venkatesh Karnataka
Literature and

Education

Prakasarao Asavadi Andhra Pradesh
Dharma Narayan Barma West Bengal
 Sujit Chattopadhyay
Jagadish Chandra Halder
 Srikant Datar USA
Dadudan Gadhavi Gujarat
 Chandrakant Mehta
 Jai Bhagwan Goyal Haryana
Mangal Singh Hazowary Assam
Namdeo C Kamble Maharashtra
Rajat Kumar Kar Odisha
Nanda Prusty
Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap Karnataka
Nicholas Kazanas Greece
Balan Putheri Kerala
Chaman Lal Sapru

(Posthumous)

Jammu and Kashmir
Imran Shah Assam
Arjun Singh Shekhawat Rajasthan
Ram Yatna Shukla Uttar Pradesh
Ms. Usha Yadav
Ms. Mridula Sinha

(Posthumous)

Bihar
Kapil Tiwari Madhya Pradesh
Father Vallés

(Posthumous)

Spain
Literature and Education- Journalism Roman Sarmah Assam
Solomon Pappaiah Tamil Nadu
Social Work Ms. Lakhimi Baruah Assam
Ms. Birubala Rabha
Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak Mizoram
Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous) Uttar Pradesh
Tsultrim Chonjor Ladakh
Ms. Chutni Devi Jharkhand
Ms. Shanti Devi Odisha
Ms. Prakash Kaur Punjab
Ms. Niru Kumar Delhi
Jitender Singh Shunty
Shyam Sundar Paliwal Rajasthan
Girish Prabhune Maharashtra
Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal
Guru Maa Kamali Soren West Bengal
Marachi Subburaman Tamil Nadu
Trade and Industry Ms. Rajni Bector Punjab
Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat Maharashtra
P Subramanian

(Posthumous)

Tamil Nadu
Sridhar Vembu
Public Affairs Ms. Bijoya Chakravarty Assam
Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir Bangladesh
Others-Grassroots Innovation Ali Manikfan Lakshadweep
Others- Agriculture Nanadro B Marak Meghalaya
Ms. Pappammal Tamil Nadu
 Prem Chand Sharma Uttarakhand
Chandra Shekhar Singh Uttar Pradesh
Medicine Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal Punjab
Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav Delhi
Dr. J N Pande

(Posthumous)

Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi Odisha
Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar

Sagdeo

Kerala
Ashok Kumar Sahu Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay Uttarakhand
Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh Bihar
Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan

(Posthumous)

Tamil Nadu
Science and Engineering Rattan Lal USA

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Union Minister– Amit Shah(Constituency- Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat)

Minister of State– G. Kishan Reddy(Constituency- Secunderabad, Telangana), Nityanand Rai(Constituency- Ujiarpur, Bihar)