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Republic Day 2017: Complete list of Padma Vibushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri 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. This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees.

Nonogenarian Bhakti Yadav, popularly known as “Doctor Dadi” from Indore, and captain of Indian cricket team of blind Shekhar Naik are among the unsung heroes who were today named for Padma Shri. Dipa Karmakar, who finished fourth in artistic gymnastics at Rio Olympics last year, and gold medallist at Rio Paralympics Mariyappan Thangavelu also figured in the list of Padma Shri awardees. The focus of this year’s Padma awards, according to the officials in the Home Ministry, was on recognising talent of unknown and unsung heroes of the country. Yadav, 91, is the first woman from Indore to hold an MBBS degree. She has been treating patients free of cost for the past 68 years and has helped deliver thousands of babies. Thirty-year-old Naik had led the India’s cricket team of blind to victory in the first T20 World Cup in 2012 and ODI World Cup in 2014. He comes from a poor background and faced extreme hardship as he lost his parents at the age of 12.

Thangavelu, who won gold in Rio 2016, is a born fighter. He had suffered permanent disability in the right leg when he was run over by drunk bus driver.

His father had abandoned the family and he was raised by his mother who used to work as a labourer. Karmakar, the 23-year-old “Produnova Princess” from Tripura, practised on an apparatus made from second-hand parts of a discarded scooter. She is only the fifth woman in the gymnastic history to land a Produnova vault. Karnartka’s Sukri Bommagowda, known as “Nightingale of Halakki”, has been named for Padma Shri for performing tribal folk music for 58 years.

School dropout Jitendra Haripal, popular as “Rangabati ki Awaz”, has been selected for Padma Shri for his contribution to Odhisa’s most popular recorded song “Rangabati” and being a top exponent of Kosli-Sambalpuri music. Ela Ahmad, 81, from Assam has been selected for Padma Shri for running the only magazine for women in the northeast since 1970.

Check out the list below:


Sl. No

Name Field State

1. Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala

2. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu

3. Shri Sharad Pawar Public Affairs Maharashtra

4. Shri Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh

5. Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka

6. Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous) Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh 7. Late Shri PA Sangma (Posthumous) Public Affairs Meghalaya

Padma Bhushan

Sl. No.

Name Field State

8. Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan

9. Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh

10. Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra

11. Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Gujarat

12. Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati Others-Yoga Bihar

13. H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) Literature & Education Thailand

14. Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous) Literature & Education – Journalism Tamil Nadu

Padma Shri Awardees

15. Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music Uttarakhand

16. Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala

17. Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance Odisha

18. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka

19. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha

20. Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu

21. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music Manipur

22. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh

23. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar

24. Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan

25. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana

26. Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha

27. Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music Maharashtra

28. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala

29. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka

30. Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand

31. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat

32. Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra

33. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur

34. Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana

35. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana

36. Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi

37. Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education Sikkim

38. Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam

39. Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi

40. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka

41. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala

42. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir

43. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi

44. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh

45. Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu

46. Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi

47. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat

48. Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh

49. Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education Journalism Jharkhand

50. Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education Journalism Maharashtra

51. Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education Journalism Gujarat

52. Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat

53. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh

54. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana

55. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh

56. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat

57. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh

58. Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Chandigarh

59. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh

60. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra

61. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala

62. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat

63. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana

64. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal

65. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh

66. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam

67. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana

68. Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka

69. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal

70. Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal

71. Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social work Tamil Nadu

72. Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra

73. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab

74. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi

75. Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka

76. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka

77. Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana

78. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu

79. Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura

80. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala

81. Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana

82. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana

83. Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO) Art-Music USA

84. Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education USA

85. Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education Journalism USA

86. Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous) Medicine Tamil Nadu

87. Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous) Others-Archaeology West Bengal

88. Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous) Social Work Maharashtra

89. Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work Nepal