On January 25, 2020, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA),Government of India (GoI) on the eve of 71st Republic Day, announced the names of Padma awardees for 2020, which is the highest civilian Awards in the country. The Padma Awards are conferred under 3 categorized viz- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.About Padma Award:

The awards are given in various fields like art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.

This time (2020) a total of list had 141 awards – 7 celebrities have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan, 16 celebrities for Padma Bhushan and 118 personalities for Padma Shri. They will be conferred by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind at ceremonial functions which will held in Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi at around March/ April 2020.

33 of the awardees are women,18 are from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI & 12 Posthumous awardees.

Highlights:
Former Union ministers Arun Jaitley (posthumously), Sushma Swaraj (posthumously), George Fernandes (posthumously) and World champion boxer Mary Kom were awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the India’s 2nd highest civilian honour while, India’s number one badminton player PV Sindhu has been selected for the Padma Bhushan.

Padma Vibhushan (Second Highest Civilian Award):
The Padma Vibhushan,instituted on 2 January 1954,is given for “exceptional and distinguished service”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.This year president approved the conferment of Padma Vibhushan to 7 persons.

Winners of Padma Vibhushan 2020:

S.NONameFieldState/Country
1.George Fernandes

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsBihar
2.Arun Jaitley

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsDelhi
3.Sir Anerood JugnauthPublic AffairsMauritius
4.M. C. Mary KomSportsManipur
5.Chhannulal MishraArtUttar Pradesh
6.Sushma Swaraj

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsDelhi
7.Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri

Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi (Posthumous)

Others-SpiritualismKarnataka

Padma Bhushan (3rd  Highest civilian Award):
Padma Bhushan, Instituted on 2 January 1954,is given for “distinguished service of a high order without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex.”This year President approved the conferment of Padma Bhushan to 16 Persons.

Winners of Padma Bhushan 2020:

S.NoNameFieldState/Country
1.M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M)Others-SpiritualismKerala
2.Syed Muazzem Ali

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsBangladesh
3.Muzaffar Hussain BaigPublic AffairsJammu and

Kashmir (J&K)

4.  Ajoy ChakravortyArtWest Bengal
5.Manoj DasLiterature and

Education

Puducherry
6.Balkrishna DoshiOthers-ArchitectureGujarat
7.Krishnammal JagannathanSocial WorkTamil Nadu
8.S. C. JamirPublic AffairsNagaland
9.Anil Prakash JoshiSocial WorkUttarakhand
10.Dr. Tsering LandolMedicineLadakh
11.Anand MahindraTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
12.Neelakanta Ramakrishna

Madhava Menon (Posthumous)

Public AffairsKerala
13.Manohar Gopalkrishna

Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)

Public AffairsGoa
14.Prof. Jagdish ShethLiterature and

Education

USA
15.P. V. SindhuSportsTelangana
16.Venu SrinivasanTrade and IndustryTamil Nadu

Padma Shri:
Padma Shri, Instituted on 2 January 1954,is given for distinguished service of a high order without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex.This year President approved the conferment of Padma Shri to 118 Persons.

Winners of Padma Shri 2020:

NameFieldState/Country
Guru Shashadhar AcharyaArtJharkhand
Dr. Yogi AeronMedicineUttarakhand
Jai Prakash AgarwalTrade and IndustryDelhi
Jagdish Lal AhujaSocial WorkPunjab
Kazi Masum AkhtarLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
Ms. Gloria ArieiraLiterature and EducationBrazil
Khan Zaheerkhan BakhtiyarkhanSportsMaharashtra
Dr. Padmavathy BandopadhyayMedicineUttar Pradesh
Dr. Sushovan BanerjeeMedicineWest Bengal
Dr. Digambar BeheraMedicineChandigarh
Dr. Damayanti BeshraLiterature and EducationOdisha
Pawar Popatrao BhagujiSocial WorkMaharashtra
Himmata Ram BhambhuSocial WorkRajasthan
Sanjeev BikhchandaniTrade and IndustryUttar Pradesh
Gafurbhai M. BilakhiaTrade and IndustryGujarat
Bob BlackmanPublic AffairsUnited Kingdom
Indira P. P. BoraArtAssam
Madan Singh ChauhanArtChhattisgarh
Usha ChaumarSocial WorkRajasthan
Lil Bahadur ChettriLiterature and EducationAssam
Lalitha & Ms. Saroja

Chidambaram (Duo)*

ArtTamil Nadu
Dr. Vajira ChitrasenaArtSri Lanka
Dr. Purushottam DadheechArtMadhya Pradesh
Utsav Charan DasArtOdisha
Prof. Indra Dassanayake

(Posthumous)

Literature and EducationSri Lanka
H. M. DesaiLiterature and EducationGujarat
Manohar DevadossArtTamil Nadu
Oinam Bembem DeviSportsManipur
Lia DiskinSocial WorkBrazil
M. P. GaneshSportsKarnataka
Dr. Bangalore GangadharMedicineKarnataka
Dr. Raman GangakhedkarScience and EngineeringMaharashtra
Barry GardinerPublic AffairsUnited Kingdom
Chewang Motup GobaTrade and IndustryLadakh
Bharat GoenkaTrade and IndustryKarnataka
Yadla GopalaraoArtAndhra Pradesh
Mitrabhanu GountiaArtOdisha
Tulasi GowdaSocial WorkKarnataka
Sujoy K. GuhaScience and EngineeringBihar
Harekala HajabbaSocial WorkKarnataka
Enamul HaqueOthers-ArchaeologyBangladesh
Madhu Mansuri HasmukhArtJharkhand
Abdul Jabbar

(Posthumous)

Social WorkMadhya Pradesh
Bimal Kumar JainSocial WorkBihar
Meenakshi JainLiterature and EducationDelhi
Nemnath JainTrade and IndustryMadhya Pradesh
Shanti JainArtBihar
Sudhir JainScience and EngineeringGujarat
Benichandra JamatiaLiterature and EducationTripura
K. V. Sampath Kumar & Ms. Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S.

(Duo)*

Literature and Education-JournalismKarnataka
Karan JoharArtMaharashtra
Dr. Leela JoshiMedicineMadhya Pradesh
Sarita JoshiArtMaharashtra
C. KamlovaLiterature and EducationMizoram
Dr. Ravi Kannan R.MedicineAssam
Ekta KapoorArtMaharashtra
Yazdi Naoshirwan KaranjiaArtGujarat
Narayan J. Joshi KarayalLiterature and EducationGujarat
Dr. Narindar Nath KhannaMedicineUttar Pradesh
Naveen KhannaScience and EngineeringDelhi
S. P. KothariLiterature and EducationUSA
V. K. Munusamy

Krishnapakthar

ArtPuducherry
M. K. KunjolSocial WorkKerala
Manmohan Mahapatra

(Posthumous)

ArtOdisha
Ustad Anwar Khan MangniyarArtRajasthan
Kattungal Subramaniam

Manilal

Science and EngineeringKerala
Munna MasterArtRajasthan
Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra MishraLiterature and EducationHimachal Pradesh
Binapani MohantyLiterature and EducationOdisha
Dr. Arunoday MondalMedicineWest Bengal
Dr. Prithwindra MukherjeeLiterature and EducationFrance
Sathyanarayan MundayoorSocial WorkArunachal Pradesh
Manilal NagArtWest Bengal
N. Chandrasekharan NairLiterature and EducationKerala
Dr. Tetsu Nakamura

(Posthumous)

Social WorkAfghanistan
Shiv Datt NirmohiLiterature and EducationJammu and

Kashmir

Pu Lalbiakthanga PachuauLiterature and

Education-Journalism

Mizoram
Moozhikkal PankajakshiArtKerala
Dr. Prasanta Kumar PattanaikLiterature and EducationUSA
Jogendra Nath PhukanLiterature and EducationAssam
Rahibai Soma PopereOthers-AgricultureMaharashtra
Yogesh PraveenLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh
Jitu RaiSportsUttar Pradesh
Tarundeep RaiSportsSikkim
S. RamakrishnanSocial WorkTamil Nadu
Rani RampalSportsHaryana
Kangana RanautArtMaharashtra
Dalavai Chalapathi RaoArtAndhra Pradesh
Shahbuddin RathodLiterature and EducationGujarat
Kalyan Singh RawatSocial WorkUttarakhand
Chintala Venkat ReddyOthers-AgricultureTelangana
Dr. Shanti RoyMedicineBihar
Radhammohan & Ms.

Sabarmatee (Duo)*

Others-AgricultureOdisha
Batakrushna SahooOthers-Animal

Husbandry

Odisha
Trinity SaiooOthers-AgricultureMeghalaya
Adnan SamiArtMaharashtra
Vijay SankeshwarTrade and IndustryKarnataka
Dr. Kushal Konwar SarmaMedicineAssam
Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri

alias Sayedbhai

Social WorkMaharashtra
Mohammed SharifSocial WorkUttar Pradesh
Shyam Sunder SharmaArtBihar
Dr. Gurdip SinghMedicineGujarat
Ramjee SinghSocial WorkBihar
Vashishtha Narayan Singh

(Posthumous)

Science and EngineeringBihar
Daya Prakash SinhaArtUttar Pradesh
Dr. Sandra Desa SouzaMedicineMaharashtra
Vijayasarathi SribhashyamLiterature and EducationTelangana
Kalee Shabi Mahaboob & Sheik Mahaboob Subani

(Duo)*

ArtTamil Nadu
Javed Ahmad TakSocial WorkJammu and

Kashmir

Pradeep ThalappilScience and EngineeringTamil Nadu
Yeshe Dorjee ThongchiLiterature and EducationArunachal Pradesh
Robert ThurmanLiterature and EducationUSA
Agus Indra UdayanaSocial WorkIndonesia
Harish Chandra VermaScience and EngineeringUttar Pradesh
Sundaram VermaSocial WorkRajasthan
Dr. Romesh Tekchand

Wadhwani

Trade and IndustryUSA
Suresh WadkarArtMaharashtra
Prem WatsaTrade and IndustryCanada

About Ministry of Home Affairs:
Formed– 15 August 1947
Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Amit Shah