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Ministry of Home Affairs announces Padma awards 2020 ; Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj honoured

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:

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S.NO Name Field State/Country
1. George Fernandes

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs Bihar
2. Arun Jaitley

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs Delhi
3. Sir Anerood Jugnauth Public Affairs Mauritius
4. M. C. Mary Kom Sports Manipur
5. Chhannulal Mishra Art Uttar Pradesh
6. Sushma Swaraj

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs Delhi
7. Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri

Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi (Posthumous)

Others-Spiritualism Karnataka

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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:

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S.No Name Field State/Country
1. M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M) Others-Spiritualism Kerala
2. Syed Muazzem Ali

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs Bangladesh
3. Muzaffar Hussain Baig Public Affairs Jammu and

Kashmir (J&K)

4.   Ajoy Chakravorty Art West Bengal
5. Manoj Das Literature and

Education

Puducherry
6. Balkrishna Doshi Others-Architecture Gujarat
7. Krishnammal Jagannathan Social Work Tamil Nadu
8. S. C. Jamir Public Affairs Nagaland
9. Anil Prakash Joshi Social Work Uttarakhand
10. Dr. Tsering Landol Medicine Ladakh
11. Anand Mahindra Trade and Industry Maharashtra
12. Neelakanta Ramakrishna

Madhava Menon (Posthumous)

Public Affairs Kerala
13. Manohar Gopalkrishna

Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)

Public Affairs Goa
14. Prof. Jagdish Sheth Literature and

Education

USA
15. P. V. Sindhu Sports Telangana
16. Venu Srinivasan Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu

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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:

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Name Field State/Country
Guru Shashadhar Acharya Art Jharkhand
Dr. Yogi Aeron Medicine Uttarakhand
Jai Prakash Agarwal Trade and Industry Delhi
Jagdish Lal Ahuja Social Work Punjab
Kazi Masum Akhtar Literature and Education West Bengal
Ms. Gloria Arieira Literature and Education Brazil
Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan Sports Maharashtra
Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay Medicine Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Sushovan Banerjee Medicine West Bengal
Dr. Digambar Behera Medicine Chandigarh
Dr. Damayanti Beshra Literature and Education Odisha
Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji Social Work Maharashtra
Himmata Ram Bhambhu Social Work Rajasthan
Sanjeev Bikhchandani Trade and Industry Uttar Pradesh
Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia Trade and Industry Gujarat
Bob Blackman Public Affairs United Kingdom
Indira P. P. Bora Art Assam
Madan Singh Chauhan Art Chhattisgarh
Usha Chaumar Social Work Rajasthan
Lil Bahadur Chettri Literature and Education Assam
Lalitha & Ms. Saroja

Chidambaram (Duo)*

Art Tamil Nadu
Dr. Vajira Chitrasena Art Sri Lanka
Dr. Purushottam Dadheech Art Madhya Pradesh
Utsav Charan Das Art Odisha
Prof. Indra Dassanayake

(Posthumous)

Literature and Education Sri Lanka
H. M. Desai Literature and Education Gujarat
Manohar Devadoss Art Tamil Nadu
Oinam Bembem Devi Sports Manipur
Lia Diskin Social Work Brazil
M. P. Ganesh Sports Karnataka
Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar Medicine Karnataka
Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar Science and Engineering Maharashtra
Barry Gardiner Public Affairs United Kingdom
Chewang Motup Goba Trade and Industry Ladakh
Bharat Goenka Trade and Industry Karnataka
Yadla Gopalarao Art Andhra Pradesh
Mitrabhanu Gountia Art Odisha
Tulasi Gowda Social Work Karnataka
Sujoy K. Guha Science and Engineering Bihar
Harekala Hajabba Social Work Karnataka
Enamul Haque Others-Archaeology Bangladesh
Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh Art Jharkhand
Abdul Jabbar

(Posthumous)

Social Work Madhya Pradesh
Bimal Kumar Jain Social Work Bihar
Meenakshi Jain Literature and Education Delhi
Nemnath Jain Trade and Industry Madhya Pradesh
Shanti Jain Art Bihar
Sudhir Jain Science and Engineering Gujarat
Benichandra Jamatia Literature and Education Tripura
K. V. Sampath Kumar & Ms. Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S.

(Duo)*

Literature and Education-Journalism Karnataka
Karan Johar Art Maharashtra
Dr. Leela Joshi Medicine Madhya Pradesh
Sarita Joshi Art Maharashtra
C. Kamlova Literature and Education Mizoram
Dr. Ravi Kannan R. Medicine Assam
Ekta Kapoor Art Maharashtra
Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia Art Gujarat
Narayan J. Joshi Karayal Literature and Education Gujarat
Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna Medicine Uttar Pradesh
Naveen Khanna Science and Engineering Delhi
S. P. Kothari Literature and Education USA
V. K. Munusamy

Krishnapakthar

Art Puducherry
M. K. Kunjol Social Work Kerala
Manmohan Mahapatra

(Posthumous)

Art Odisha
Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar Art Rajasthan
Kattungal Subramaniam

Manilal

Science and Engineering Kerala
Munna Master Art Rajasthan
Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra Literature and Education Himachal Pradesh
Binapani Mohanty Literature and Education Odisha
Dr. Arunoday Mondal Medicine West Bengal
Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee Literature and Education France
Sathyanarayan Mundayoor Social Work Arunachal Pradesh
Manilal Nag Art West Bengal
N. Chandrasekharan Nair Literature and Education Kerala
Dr. Tetsu Nakamura

(Posthumous)

Social Work Afghanistan
Shiv Datt Nirmohi Literature and Education Jammu and

Kashmir

Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau Literature and

Education-Journalism

Mizoram
Moozhikkal Pankajakshi Art Kerala
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik Literature and Education USA
Jogendra Nath Phukan Literature and Education Assam
Rahibai Soma Popere Others-Agriculture Maharashtra
Yogesh Praveen Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
Jitu Rai Sports Uttar Pradesh
Tarundeep Rai Sports Sikkim
S. Ramakrishnan Social Work Tamil Nadu
Rani Rampal Sports Haryana
Kangana Ranaut Art Maharashtra
Dalavai Chalapathi Rao Art Andhra Pradesh
Shahbuddin Rathod Literature and Education Gujarat
Kalyan Singh Rawat Social Work Uttarakhand
Chintala Venkat Reddy Others-Agriculture Telangana
Dr. Shanti Roy Medicine Bihar
Radhammohan & Ms.

Sabarmatee (Duo)*

Others-Agriculture Odisha
Batakrushna Sahoo Others-Animal

Husbandry

Odisha
Trinity Saioo Others-Agriculture Meghalaya
Adnan Sami Art Maharashtra
Vijay Sankeshwar Trade and Industry Karnataka
Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma Medicine Assam
Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri

alias Sayedbhai

Social Work Maharashtra
Mohammed Sharif Social Work Uttar Pradesh
Shyam Sunder Sharma Art Bihar
Dr. Gurdip Singh Medicine Gujarat
Ramjee Singh Social Work Bihar
Vashishtha Narayan Singh

(Posthumous)

Science and Engineering Bihar
Daya Prakash Sinha Art Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Sandra Desa Souza Medicine Maharashtra
Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam Literature and Education Telangana
Kalee Shabi Mahaboob & Sheik Mahaboob Subani

(Duo)*

Art Tamil Nadu
Javed Ahmad Tak Social Work Jammu and

Kashmir

Pradeep Thalappil Science and Engineering Tamil Nadu
Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi Literature and Education Arunachal Pradesh
Robert Thurman Literature and Education USA
Agus Indra Udayana Social Work Indonesia
Harish Chandra Verma Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
Sundaram Verma Social Work Rajasthan
Dr. Romesh Tekchand

Wadhwani

Trade and Industry USA
Suresh Wadkar Art Maharashtra
Prem Watsa Trade and Industry Canada

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