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Padma Vibhushan for George Fernandes, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj

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New Delhi: This year the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards, including 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awards. 34 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 Posthumous awardees.

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 high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.


Padma Vibhushan (7)

Shri George Fernandes
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Bihar

Shri Arun Jaitley
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Delhi

Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK Public Affairs Mauritius

Smt. M. C. Mary Kom Sports Manipur

Shri Chhannulal Mishra Art Uttar Pradesh

Smt. Sushma Swaraj
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Delhi

Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri
Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha
Udupi (Posthumous)
Others-Spiritualism Karnataka


Padma Bhushan (16)

Shri M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M) Others-Spiritualism Kerala

Shri Syed Muazzem Ali
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Bangladesh

Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig Public Affairs Jammu and
Kashmir

Shri Ajoy Chakravorty Art West Bengal

Shri Manoj Das Literature and
Education
Puducherry

Shri Balkrishna Doshi Others-Architecture Gujarat

Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan Social Work Tamil Nadu

Shri S. C. Jamir Public Affairs Nagaland

Shri Anil Prakash Joshi Social Work Uttarakhand

Dr. Tsering Landol Medicine Ladakh

Shri Anand Mahindra Trade and Industry Maharashtra

Shri Neelakanta Ramakrishna
Madhava Menon (Posthumous)
Public Affairs Kerala

Shri Manohar Gopalkrishna
Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)
Public Affairs Goa

Prof. Jagdish Sheth Literature and
Education
USA

Ms. P. V. Sindhu Sports Telangana

Shri Venu Srinivasan Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu

Padma Shri (118)

Guru Shashadhar Acharya Art Jharkhand

Dr. Yogi Aeron Medicine Uttarakhand

Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal Trade and Industry Delhi

Shri 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

Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji Social Work Maharashtra

Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu Social Work Rajasthan

Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani Trade and Industry Uttar Pradesh

Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia Trade and Industry Gujarat

Shri Bob Blackman Public Affairs United Kingdom

Ms. Indira P. P. Bora Art Assam

Shri Madan Singh Chauhan Art Chhattisgarh

Ms. Usha Chaumar Social Work Rajasthan

Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri Literature and Education Assam

Ms. Lalitha & Ms. Saroja
Chidambaram (Duo)*
Art Tamil Nadu

Dr. Vajira Chitrasena Art Sri Lanka

Dr. Purushottam Dadheech Art Madhya Pradesh

Shri Utsav Charan Das Art Odisha

Prof. Indra Dassanayake
(Posthumous)
Literature and Education Sri Lanka

Shri H. M. Desai Literature and Education Gujarat

Shri Manohar Devadoss Art Tamil Nadu

Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi Sports Manipur

Ms. Lia Diskin Social Work Brazil

Shri M. P. Ganesh Sports Karnataka

Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar Medicine Karnataka

Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar Science and Engineering Maharashtra

Shri Barry Gardiner Public Affairs United Kingdom

Shri Chewang Motup Goba Trade and Industry Ladakh

Shri Bharat Goenka Trade and Industry Karnataka

Shri Yadla Gopalarao Art Andhra Pradesh

Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia Art Odisha

Ms. Tulasi Gowda Social Work Karnataka

Shri Sujoy K. Guha Science and Engineering Bihar

Ms. Harekala Hajabba Social Work Karnataka

Shri Enamul Haque Others-Archaeology Bangladesh

Shri Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh Art Jharkhand

Shri Abdul Jabbar
(Posthumous)
Social Work Madhya Pradesh

Shri Bimal Kumar Jain Social Work Bihar

Ms. Meenakshi Jain Literature and Education Delhi

Shri Nemnath Jain Trade and Industry Madhya Pradesh

Ms. Shanti Jain Art Bihar

Shri Sudhir Jain Science and Engineering Gujarat

Shri Benichandra Jamatia Literature and Education Tripura

Shri K. V. Sampath Kumar &
Ms. Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S.
(Duo)*
Literature and
Education-Journalism
Karnataka

Shri Karan Johar Art Maharashtra

Dr. Leela Joshi Medicine Madhya Pradesh

Ms. Sarita Joshi Art Maharashtra

Shri C. Kamlova Literature and Education Mizoram

Dr. Ravi Kannan R. Medicine Assam

Ms. Ekta Kapoor Art Maharashtra

Shri Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia Art Gujarat

Shri Narayan J. Joshi Karayal Literature and Education Gujarat

Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna Medicine Uttar Pradesh

Shri Naveen Khanna Science and Engineering Delhi

Shri S. P. Kothari Literature and Education USA

Shri V. K. Munusamy
Krishnapakthar
Art Puducherry

Shri M. K. Kunjol Social Work Kerala

Shri Manmohan Mahapatra
(Posthumous)
Art Odisha

Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar Art Rajasthan

Shri Kattungal Subramaniam
Manilal
Science and Engineering Kerala

Shri Munna Master Art Rajasthan

Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra Literature and Education Himachal Pradesh

Ms. Binapani Mohanty Literature and Education Odisha

Dr. Arunoday Mondal Medicine West Bengal

Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee Literature and Education France

Shri Sathyanarayan Mundayoor Social Work Arunachal Pradesh

Shri Manilal Nag Art West Bengal

Shri N. Chandrasekharan Nair Literature and Education Kerala

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura
(Posthumous)
Social Work Afghanistan

Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi Literature and Education Jammu and
Kashmir

Shri Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau Literature and
Education-Journalism
Mizoram

Ms. Moozhikkal Pankajakshi Art Kerala

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik Literature and Education USA

Shri Jogendra Nath Phukan Literature and Education Assam

Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere Others-Agriculture Maharashtra

Shri Yogesh Praveen Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh

Shri Jitu Rai Sports Uttar Pradesh

Shri Tarundeep Rai Sports Sikkim

Shri S. Ramakrishnan Social Work Tamil Nadu

Ms. Rani Rampal Sports Haryana

Ms. Kangana Ranaut Art Maharashtra

Shri Dalavai Chalapathi Rao Art Andhra Pradesh

Shri Shahbuddin Rathod Literature and Education Gujarat

Shri Kalyan Singh Rawat Social Work Uttarakhand

Shri Chintala Venkat Reddy Others-Agriculture Telangana

Smt. (Dr.) Shanti Roy Medicine Bihar

Shri Radhammohan & Ms.
Sabarmatee (Duo)*
Others-Agriculture Odisha

Shri Batakrushna Sahoo Others-Animal
Husbandry
Odisha

Ms. Trinity Saioo Others-Agriculture Meghalaya

Shri Adnan Sami Art Maharashtra

Shri Vijay Sankeshwar Trade and Industry Karnataka

Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma Medicine Assam

Shri Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri
alias Sayedbhai
Social Work Maharashtra

Shri Mohammed Sharif Social Work Uttar Pradesh

Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma Art Bihar

Dr. Gurdip Singh Medicine Gujarat

Shri Ramjee Singh Social Work Bihar

Shri Vashishtha Narayan Singh
(Posthumous)
Science and Engineering Bihar

Shri Daya Prakash Sinha Art Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Sandra Desa Souza Medicine Maharashtra

Shri Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam Literature and Education Telangana

Smt. Kalee Shabi Mahaboob &
Shri Sheik Mahaboob Subani
(Duo)*
Art Tamil Nadu

Shri Javed Ahmad Tak Social Work Jammu and
Kashmir

Shri Pradeep Thalappil Science and Engineering Tamil Nadu

Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi Literature and Education Arunachal Pradesh

Shri Robert Thurman Literature and Education USA

Shri Agus Indra Udayana Social Work Indonesia

Shri Harish Chandra Verma Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh

Shri Sundaram Verma Social Work Rajasthan

Dr. Romesh Tekchand
Wadhwani
Trade and Industry USA

Shri Suresh Wadkar Art Maharashtra

Shri Prem Watsa Trade and Industry Canada

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