Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of a high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

Awards included names such as Former Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Misra, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Ram Vilas Paswan, SP Balasubramaniam, Tarun Gogoi, Sumitra Mahajan, Keshubhai Patel and Kalbe Sadiq.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President has approved the conferment of 119 Padma Awards including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the award is counted as one) as per the list below. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan, and 102 Padma Shri Awards. 29 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 16 Posthumous awardees, and 1 transgender awardee.

Padma Vibhushan (7)

Shri Shinzo Abe

Public Affairs

Japan

Shri S P Balasubramaniam

(Posthumous)

Art

Tamil Nadu

Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde

Medicine

Karnataka

Shri Narinder Singh Kapany

(Posthumous)

Science and Engineering

United States of America

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Others- Spiritualism

Delhi

Shri B. B. Lal

Others- Archaeology

Delhi

Shri Sudarshan Sahoo

Art

Odisha

 

Padma Bhushan (10)

Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra

Art

Kerala

Shri Tarun Gogoi

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs

Assam

Shri Chandrashekhar Kambara

Literature and Education

Karnataka

Ms. Sumitra Mahajan

Public Affairs

Madhya Pradesh

Shri Nripendra Misra

Civil Service

Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs

Bihar

Shri Keshubhai Patel

(Posthumous)

Public Affairs

Gujarat

Shri Kalbe Sadiq

(Posthumous)

Others-Spiritualism

Uttar Pradesh

Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff

Trade and Industry

Maharashtra

Shri Tarlochan Singh

Public Affairs

Haryana

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