Padma Awards - An Overview

The Indian government has instituted two civilian awards- a three-tier Padma Awards and Bharat Ratna in 1954. Padma Award is one of the premier civilian Awards of the nation that are conferred to people who outshine in their corresponding field. Padma awards are given by the President of India at a traditional function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan annually on Republic Day.

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Latest Update:

The President has announced the Padma awards 2022 on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day [26th January 2022]. 128 people have been honoured this year with the Awards that are conferred in three categories. 

Check the list of winners of Padma awards of various years:

The Padma Awards was classified into three –Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg, and Tisra Varg. These were successively retitled as Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri through a Presidential Notification issued on January 8, 1955.

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PADMA AWARDS

The award is given in three classes, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

Padma Vibhusan

Padma Vibhushan is given for extraordinary and distinguished service. It the second-highest civilian award in India.

Padma Bushan

Padma Bhushan is given for the distinguished service of a high order. It is the third-highest civilian award in India.

Padma Shri

Padma Shri is given for the distinguished service. In the order of civilian awards, it is ranked 4th.

HISTORY OF PADMA AWARD
  • The Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 by the Government of India.
  • It is awarded annually in the event of Republic Day
  • The award does not add up to a title and cannot be used as a suffix or prefix to the recipient’s name.
THE AWARDS
  • The awardees are given a medallion and a Sanad signed by the President of India.
  • The recipient is also given a small duplication of the medallion, which they can wear in the course of any ceremonial and State functions etc.
  • The names of the Padma award recipient are published in the Gazette of India.
  • The total number of awards to be given in a year should not be more than 120 (not including posthumous awards and to foreigners/ NRI/OCIs).
WHO DECIDES
  • The Padma Awards are given on the recommendations done by the Padma Awards Committee, which is created by the Prime Minister Annually.
  • The Award Committee is supervised by the Cabinet Secretary and comprises of Secretary to the President, Home Secretary, and 4-6 distinguished individuals as members.
  • The proposal of the award committee is tabled to the President of India and the Prime Minister for consent.
WHO ARE ALL ENTITLED TO GET PADMA AWARD?
  • All individuals deprived of the difference of race, profession, sex or position are entitled to these awards.
  • Foreigners are also entitled to Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards.
PADMA AWARD IS GRANTED TO
  • The Padma award seeks to distinguish works of excellence and is given for and extraordinary achievements in all fields of
    • Art -Painting, Sculpture, Music, Photography, Theatre, Cinema, etc.
    • Civil Service -Excellence in administration
    • Literature and Education -Journalism, Book writing, Teaching, Literature, Poetry, Education Reforms, the upliftment of education and literacy
    • Medicine- Medical research, specialization in Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Siddha, etc.
    • Public Affairs- Law, Politics, Public Life etc.
    • Science and Engineering- Nuclear Science, Information Technology, Space Engineering, Research and Development in Science & its associated subjects, etc.
    • Social work – Charitable service, Social service, contribution to public projects, etc.
    • Sports – Athletics, Adventure, Mountaineering, promotion of sports, Yoga and other Popular Sports.
    • Trade and Industry – Economic Activities, Business, Promotion of Tourism, Banking, Management, etc.
    • Other fields not enclosed above and may comprise propagation of Indian Culture, guarding Human Rights, Wild Life protection, and conservation, etc.
CONTROVERSIES
  • The constitutional validity of Padma Awards was challenged in 1992 in Kerala and Madhya Pradesh with respect to the Public interest Litigation filed. Until the issue has resolved in the respective court, the award was suspended.
PERIODICITY
  • Every year, Padma awards recommendations invite take place between May 1st and September 15.
  • The award is generally not conferred after death. But in highly commendable cases, the Government could consider giving an award posthumously.
  • One can confer the higher category of Padma award only after completing 5 years after the conferring the earlier Padma award. But, in highly commendable situations, moderation can be made by the Award Committee.
  • No Padma awards were given in the year of 1978, 1979, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 due to the change of government.

Padma Awards 2022

The Padma Awards for the year 2022 were announced on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day. This year the President has approved conferment of 128 Padma Awards including 2 duo case (in a duo case, the award is counted as one) as per the list below. The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri Awards. 34 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 Posthumous awardees. 

List of Padma Awards 2022 – Recipients

Padma Vibhushan 2022
  1. Ms Prabha Atre
  2. Shri Radheyshyam Khemka (Posthumous)
  3. General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous)
  4. Shri Kalyan Singh (Posthumous)
  1. Art
  2. Literature and Education
  3. Civil Service
  4. Public Affairs
Padma Bhushan 2022
  1. Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad
  2. Shri Victor Banerjee
  3. Ms. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous)
  4. Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
  5. Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran
  6. Shri Krishna Ella and Smt. Suchitra Ella* (Duo)
  7. Ms. Madhur Jaffery
  8. Shri Devendra Jhajharia
  9. Shri Rashid Khan
  10. Shri Rajiv Mehrishi
  11. Shri Satya Narayana Nadella
  12. Shri Sundararajan Pichai
  13. Shri Cyrus Poonawalla
  14. Shri Sanjaya Rajaram (Posthumous)
  15. Ms. Pratibha Ray
  16. Swami Sachidanand
  17. Shri Vashishth Tripathi
  1. Public Affairs
  2. Art
  3. Art
  4. Public Affairs
  5. Trade and Industry
  6. Trade and Industry
  7. Others-Culinary
  8. Sports
  9. Art
  10. Civil Service
  11. Trade and Industry
  12. Trade and Industry
  13. Trade and Industry
  14. Science and Engineering
  15. Literature and Education
  16. Literature and Education
  17. Literature and Education
Padma Shri 2022
  1. Shri Prahlad Rai Agarwala
  2. Prof. Najma Akhtar
  3. Shri Sumit Antil
  4. Shri T Senka Ao
  5. Ms. Kamalini Asthana and Ms. Nalini Asthana* (Duo)
  6. Shri Subbanna Ayyappan
  7. Shri J K Bajaj
  8. Shri Sirpi Balasubramaniam
  9. Srimad Baba Balia
  10. Ms. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
  11. Ms. Madhuri Barthwal
  12. Shri Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat
  13. Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar
  14. Shri Harmohinder Singh Bedi
  15. Shri Pramod Bhagat
  16. Shri S Ballesh Bhajantri
  17. Shri Khandu Wangchuk Bhutia
  18. Shri Maria Christopher Byrski
  19. Acharya Chandanaji
  20. Ms. Sulochana Chavan
  21. Shri Neeraj Chopra
  22. Ms. Shakuntala Choudhary
  23. Shri Sankaranarayana Menon Chundayil
  24. Shri S Damodaran
  25. Shri Faisal Ali Dar
  26. Shri Jagjit Singh Dardi
  27. Dr. Prokar Dasgupta
  28. Shri Aditya Prasad Dash
  29. Dr. Lata Desa
  30. Shri Malji bhai Desai
  31. Ms. Basanti Devi
  32. Ms. Lourembam Bino Devi
  33. Ms. Muktamani Devi
  34. Ms. Shyamamani Devi
  35. Shri Khalil Dhantejvi (Posthumous)
  36. Shri Savaji Bhai Dholakia
  37. Shri Arjun Singh Dhurve
  38. Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre
  39. Shri Chandraprakash Dwivedi
  40. Shri Dhaneswar Engti
  41. Shri Om Prakash Gandhi
  42. Shri Narasimha Rao Garikapati
  43. Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju (Posthumous)
  44. Shri Shaibal Gupta (Posthumous)
  45. Shri Narasingha Prasad Guru
  46. Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan (Posthumous)
  47. Shri Ryuko Hira
  48. Ms. Sosamma Iype
  49. Shri Avadh Kishore Jadia
  50. Ms. Sowcar Janaki
  51. Ms. Tara Jauhar
  52. Ms. Vandana Kataria
  53. Shri H R Keshavamurthy
  54. Shri Rutger Kortenhorst
  55. Shri P Narayana Kurup
  56. Ms. Avani Lekhara
  57. Shri Moti Lal Madan
  58. Shri Shivnath Mishra
  59. Dr. Narendra Prasad Misra (Posthumous)
  60. Shri Darshanam Mogilaiah
  61. Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra (Posthumous)
  62. Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V Murugaiyan
  63. Ms. R Muthukannammal
  64. Shri Abdul Khader Nadakattin
  65. Shri Amai Mahalinga Naik
  66. Shri Tsering Namgyal
  67. Shri A K C Natarajan
  68. Shri V L Nghaka
  69. Shri Sonu Nigam
  70. Shri Ram Sahay Panday
  71. Shri Chirapat Prapandavidya
  72. Ms. K V Rabiya
  73. Shri Anil Kumar Rajvanshi
  74. Shri Sheesh Ram
  75. Shri Ramachandraiah
  76. Dr. Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana Rao
  77. Ms. Gamit Ramilaben Raysingbhai
  78. Ms. Padmaja Reddy
  79. Guru Tulku Rinpoche
  80. Shri Brahmanand Sankhwalkar
  81. Shri Vidyanand Sarek
  82. Shri Kali Pada Saren
  83. Dr. Veeraswamy Seshiah
  84. Ms. Prabhaben Shah
  85. Shri Dilip Shahani
  86. Shri Ram Dayal Sharma
  87. Shri Vishwamurti Shastri
  88. Ms. Tatiana Lvovna Shaumyan
  89. Shri Siddhalingaiah (Posthumous)
  90. Shri Kaajee Singh
  91. Shri Konsam Ibomcha Singh
  92. Shri Prem Singh
  93. Shri Seth Pal Singh
  94. Ms. Vidya Vindu Singh
  95. Baba Iqbal Singh Ji
  96. Dr. Bhimsen Singhal
  97. Shri Sivananda
  98. Shri Ajay Kumar Sonkar
  99. Ms. Ajita Srivastava
  100. Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya Swami
  101. Dr. Balaji Tambe (Posthumous)
  102. Shri Raghuvendra Tanwar
  103. Dr. Kamlakar Tripathi
  104. Ms. Lalita Vakil
  105. Ms. Durga Bai Vyam
  106. Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal Vyas
  107. Ms. Badaplin War
  1. Trade and Industry
  2. Literature and Education
  3. Sports
  4. Literature and Education
  5. Art
  6. Science and Engineering
  7. Literature and Education
  8. Literature and Education
  9. Social Work
  10. Science and Engineering
  11. Art
  12. Literature and Education
  13. Medicine
  14. Literature and Education
  15. Sports
  16. Art
  17. Art
  18. Literature and Education
  19. Social Work
  20. Art
  21. Sports
  22. Social Work
  23. Sports
  24. Social Work
  25. Sports
  26. Trade and Industry
  27. Medicine
  28. Science and Engineering
  29. Medicine
  30. Public Affairs
  31. Social Work
  32. Art
  33. Trade and Industry
  34. Art
  35. Literature and Education
  36. Social Work
  37. Art
  38. Medicine
  39. Art
  40. Literature and Education
  41. Social Work
  42. Literature and Education
  43. Literature and Education
  44. Literature and Education
  45. Literature and Education
  46. Art
  47. Trade and Industry
  48. Animal Husbandry
  49. Literature and Education
  50. Art
  51. Literature and Education
  52. Sports
  53. Art
  54. Literature and Education
  55. Literature and Education
  56. Sports
  57. Science and Engineering
  58. Art
  59. Medicine
  60. Art
  61. Civil Service
  62. Art
  63. Art
  64. Grassroots Innovation
  65. Agriculture
  66. Art
  67. Art
  68. Literature and Education
  69. Art
  70. Art
  71. Literature and Education
  72. Social Work
  73. Science and Engineering
  74. Art
  75. Art
  76. Medicine
  77. Social Work
  78. Art
  79. Spiritualism
  80. Sports
  81. Literature and Education
  82. Literature and Education
  83. Medicine
  84. Social Work
  85. Literature and Education
  86. Art
  87. Literature and Education
  88. Literature and Education
  89. Literature and Education
  90. Art
  91. Art
  92. Social Work
  93. Agriculture
  94. Literature and Education
  95. Social Work
  96. Medicine
  97. Yoga
  98. Science and Engineering
  99. Art
  100. Spiritualism
  101. Medicine
  102. Lit and Education
  103. Medicine
  104. Art
  105. Art
  106. Science and Engineering
  107. Literature and Education

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Padma Awards 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the prestigious Padma Awards 2020 and 2021 in various disciplines to the recipients qualifying from all walks of life (art, social work, sports, science, etc). The list of winners was released on the 26th of January for the two years respectively, however, the awards were conferred on November 8, 2021.

The Padma Awards for the year 2021 were announced on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day. A total of 119 Padma awards were conferred, including 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan, and 102 Padma Shri.

List of Padma Awards 2021 – Recipients

Padma Vibhushan 2021
  1. Shri Shinzo Abe
  2. Shri S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous)
  3. Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde
  4. Shri Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous)
  5. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
  6. Shri B. B. Lal
  7. Shri Sudarshan Sahoo
  1. Public Affairs
  2. Art
  3. Medicine
  4. Science and Engineering
  5. Others- Spiritualism
  6. Others- Archaeology
  7. Art
Padma Bhushan 2021
  1. Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra
  2. Shri Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous)
  3. Shri Chandrashekhar Kambara
  4. Ms. Sumitra Mahajan
  5. Shri Nripendra Misra
  6. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous)
  7. Shri Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous)
  8. Shri Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous)
  9. Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff
  10. Shri Tarlochan Singh
  1. Art
  2. Public Affairs
  3. Literature and Education
  4. Public Affairs
  5. Civil Service
  6. Public Affairs
  7. Public Affairs
  8. Others-Spiritualism
  9. Trade and Industry
  10. Public Affairs
Padma Shri 2021
  1. Shri Gulfam Ahmed
  2. Ms. P. Anitha
  3. Shri Rama Swamy Annavarapu
  4. Shri Subbu Arumugam
  5. Shri Prakasarao Asavadi
  6. Ms. Bhuri Bai
  7. Shri Radhe Shyam Barle
  8. Shri Dharma Narayan Barma
  9. Ms. Lakhimi Baruah
  10. Shri Biren Kumar Basak
  11. Ms. Rajni Bector
  12. Shri Peter Brook
  13. Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak
  14. Shri Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat
  15. Ms. Bijoya Chakravarty
  16. Shri Sujit Chattopadhyay
  17. Shri Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous)
  18. Shri Tsultrim Chonjor
  19. Ms. Mouma Das
  20. Shri Srikant Datar
  21. Shri Narayan Debnath
  22. Ms. Chutni Devi
  23. Ms. Dulari Devi
  24. Ms. Radhe Devi
  25. Ms. Shanti Devi
  26. Shri Wayan Dibia
  27. Shri Dadudan Gadhavi
  28. Shri Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane
  29. Shri Jai Bhagwan Goyal
  30. Shri Jagadish Chandra Halder
  31. Shri Mangal Singh Hazowary
  32. Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa
  33. Ms. Purnamasi Jani
  34. Matha B. Manjamma Jogati
  35. Shri Damodaran Kaithapram
  36. Shri Namdeo C Kamble
  37. Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodi (Duo) (Posthumous)
  38. Shri Rajat Kumar Kar
  39. Shri Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap
  40. Ms. Prakash Kaur
  41. Shri Nicholas Kazanas
  42. Shri K Kesavasamy
  43. Shri Ghulam Rasool Khan
  44. Shri Lakha Khan
  45. Ms. Sanjida Khatun
  46. Shri Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar
  47. Ms. Niru Kumar
  48. Ms. Lajwanti
  49. Shri Rattan Lal
  50. Shri Ali Manikfan
  51. Shri Ramachandra Manjhi
  52. Shri Dulal Manki
  53. Shri Nanadro B Marak
  54. Shri Rewben Mashangva
  55. Shri Chandrakant Mehta
  56. Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal
  57. Shri Madhavan Nambiar
  58. Shri Shyam Sundar Paliwal
  59. Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav
  60. Dr. J N Pande (Posthumous)
  61. Shri Solomon Pappaiah
  62. Ms. Pappammal
  63. Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi
  64. Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat
  65. Shri Girish Prabhune
  66. Shri Nanda Prusty
  67. Shri K K Ramachandra Pulavar
  68. Shri Balan Putheri
  69. Ms. Birubala Rabha
  70. Shri Kanaka Raju
  71. Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath
  72. Shri Satyaram Reang
  73. Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo
  74. Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu
  75. Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay
  76. Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal
  77. Shri Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous)
  78. Shri Roman Sarmah
  79. Shri Imran Shah
  80. Shri Prem Chand Sharma
  81. Shri Arjun Singh Shekhawat
  82. Shri Ram Yatna Shukla
  83. Shri Jitender Singh Shunty
  84. Shri Kartar Paras Ram Singh
  85. Shri Kartar Singh
  86. Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh
  87. Shri Chandra Shekhar Singh
  88. Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh
  89. Shri Virender Singh
  90. Ms. Mridula Sinha (Posthumous)
  91. Shri K C Sivasankar (Posthumous)
  92. Guru Maa Kamali Soren
  93. Shri Marachi Subburaman
  94. Shri P Subramanian (Posthumous)
  95. Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi
  96. Shri Kapil Tiwari
  97. Father Vallés (Posthumous)
  98. Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous)
  99. Shri Sridhar Vembu
  100. Shri K Y Venkatesh
  101. Ms. Usha Yadav
  102. Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir
  1. Art
  2. Sports
  3. Art
  4. Art
  5. Literature and Education
  6. Art
  7. Art
  8. Literature and Education
  9. Social Work
  10. Art
  11. Trade and Industry
  12. Art
  13. Social Work
  14. Art
  15. Public Affairs
  16. Literature and Education
  17. Social Work
  18. Social Work
  19. Sports
  20. Literature and Education
  21. Art
  22. Social Work
  23. Art
  24. Art
  25. Social Work
  26. Art
  27. Literature & Education
  28. Art
  29. Literature and Education
  30. Literature and Education
  31. Literature and Education
  32. Sports
  33. Art
  34. Art
  35. Art
  36. Literature and Education
  37. Art
  38. Literature and Education
  39. Literature and Education
  40. Social Work
  41. Literature and Education
  42. Art
  43. Art
  44. Art
  45. Art
  46. Art
  47. Social Work
  48. Art
  49. Science and Engineering
  50. Others-Grassroots Innovation
  51. Art
  52. Art
  53. Others- Agriculture
  54. Art
  55. Literature and Education
  56. Medicine
  57. Sports
  58. Social Work
  59. Medicine
  60. Medicine
  61. Literature and Education- Journalism
  62. Others- Agriculture
  63. Medicine
  64. Trade and Industry
  65. Social Work
  66. Literature and Education
  67. Art
  68. Literature and Education
  69. Social Work
  70. Art
  71. Art
  72. Art
  73. Medicine
  74. Medicine
  75. Medicine
  76. Social Work
  77. Literature and Education
  78. Literature and Education- Journalism
  79. Literature and Education
  80. Others- Agriculture
  81. Literature and Education
  82. Literature and Education
  83. Social Work
  84. Art
  85. Art
  86. Medicine
  87. Others-Agriculture
  88. Sports
  89. Sports
  90. Literature and Education
  91. Art
  92. Social Work
  93. Social Work
  94. Trade and Industry
  95. Art
  96. Literature and Education
  97. Literature and Education
  98. Medicine
  99. Trade and Industry
  100. Sports
  101. Literature and Education
  102. Public Affairs

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List of Padma Awards 2020 – Recipients

In the year 2020 the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards including 4 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awards. 33 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 Posthumous awardees.

Go through the list of Padma Awardees 2020 given below –

Padma Vibhushan 2020
  1. Shri George Fernandes (Posthumous)
  2. Shri Arun Jaitley (Posthumous)
  3. Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK
  4. Smt. M. C. Mary Kom
  5. Shri Chhannulal Mishra
  6. Smt. Sushma Swaraj (Posthumous)
  7. Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri, Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi (Posthumous)
  1. Public Affairs Bihar
  2. Public Affairs Delhi
  3. Public Affairs Mauritius
  4. Sports Manipur
  5. Art Uttar Pradesh
  6. Public Affairs Delhi
  7. Others-Spiritualism Karnataka
Padma Bhushan 2020
  1. Shri M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M) Others
  2. Shri Syed Muazzem Ali (Posthumous)
  3. Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig
  4. Shri Ajoy Chakravorty
  5. Shri Manoj Das
  6. Shri Balkrishna Doshi
  7. Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan
  8. Shri S. C. Jamir
  9. Shri Anil Prakash Joshi 
  10. Dr. Tsering Landol 
  11. Shri Anand Mahindra
  12. Shri Neelakanta Ramakrishna Madhava Menon (Posthumous)
  13. Shri Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)
  14. Prof. Jagdish Sheth
  15. Ms. P. V. Sindhu
  16. Shri Venu Srinivasan
  1. Spiritualism Kerala
  2. Public Affairs Bangladesh
  3. Public Affairs Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Art West Bengal
  5. Literature and Education Puducherry
  6. Others-Architecture Gujarat
  7. Social Work Tamil Nadu
  8. Public Affairs Nagaland
  9. Social Work Uttarakhand
  10. Medicine Ladakh
  11. Trade and Industry Maharashtra
  12. Public Affairs Kerala
  13. Public Affairs Goa
  14. Literature and Education USA
  15. Sports Telangana
  16. Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu
Padma Shri 2020
  1. Guru Shashadhar Acharya
  2. Dr. Yogi Aeron
  3. Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal
  4. Shri Jagdish Lal Ahuja 
  5. Kazi Masum Akhtar
  6. Ms. Gloria Arieira
  7. Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan
  8. Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay
  9. Dr. Sushovan Banerjee
  10. Dr. Digambar Behera
  11. Dr. Damayanti Beshra
  12. Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji
  13. Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu
  14. Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani
  15. Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia 
  16. Shri Bob Blackman 
  17. Ms. Indira P. P. Bora 
  18. Shri Madan Singh Chauhan
  19. Ms. Usha Chaumar
  20. Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri
  21. Ms. Lalitha & Ms. Saroja Chidambaram (Duo)
  22. Dr. Vajira Chitrasena
  23. Dr. Purushottam Dadheech
  24. Shri Utsav Charan Das
  25. Prof. Indra Dassanayake (Posthumous)
  26. Shri. H.M Desai
  27. Shri. Manohar Devadoss
  28. Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi
  29. Ms. Lia Diskin
  30. Shri. M.P. Ganesh
  31. Dr, Bangalore Gangadhar
  32. Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar
  33. Shri. Barry Gardiner
  34. Shri Chewang Motup Goba
  35. Shri. Bharat Goenka
  36. Shri. Yadla Gopalarao
  37. Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia
  38. Ms. Tulasi Gowda
  39. Shri Sujoy K. Guha
  40. Shri. Harekala Hajabba
  41. Shri. Emanul Haque
  42. Shri. Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh
  43. Shri. Abdul Jabbar (Posthumous)
  44. Shri. Bimal Kuman Jain
  45. Ms. Meenakshi Jain
  46. Shri Nemnath Jain
  47. Ms. Shanti Jain
  48. Shri Sudhir Jain
  49. Shri. Benichandra Jamatia
  50. Shri. K.V. Sampath Kumar & Ms. Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S. (Duo)
  51. Shri Karan Johar
  52. Dr. Leela Joshi
  53. Ms. Sarita Joshi
  54. Shri. C. Kamlova
  55. Dr. Ravi Kannan R.
  56. Ms. Ekta Kapoor
  57. Shri. Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia
  58. Shri. Narayan J. Joshi Karayal
  59. Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna
  60. Shri Naveen Khanna
  61. Shri. S.P. Kothari
  62. Shri. V.K. Munusamy Krishnapakthar
  63. Shri. M.K. Kunjol
  64. Shri. Manmohan Mahapatra (Posthumous)
  65. Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar
  66. Shri Kattungal Subramaniam Manilal
  67. Shri. Munna Master
  68. Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra
  69. Ms. Binapani Mohanty
  70. Dr. Arunoday Mondal
  71. Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee
  72. Shri. Sathyanarayan Mundayoor
  73. Shri. Manilal Nag
  74. Shri. N. Chandrasekharan Nair
  75. Dr. Tetsu Nakamura (Posthumous)
  76. Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi
  77. Shri. Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau
  78. Ms. Moozhikkal Pankajakshi
  79. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik
  80. Shri Jogendra Nath Phukan
  81. Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere
  82. Shri Yogesh Praveen
  83. Shri Jitu Rai
  84. Shri Tarundeep Rai
  85. Shri S. Ramakrishnan
  86. Ms. Rani Rampal
  87. Ms. Kangana Ranaut
  88. Shri Dalavai Chalapathi Rao
  89. Shri Shahbuddin Rathod
  90. Shri Kalyan Singh Rawat
  91. Shri Chintala Venkat Reddy
  92. Smt. (Dr.) Shanti Roy
  93. Shri Radhmmohan & Ms. Sabarmatee (Duo)
  94. Shri. Batakrushna Sahoo
  95. Ms. Trinity Saioo
  96. Shri Adnan Sami
  97. Shri Vijay Sankeshwar
  98. Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma
  99. Shri Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri alias Sayedbhai
  100. Shri Mohammed Sharif
  101. Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma
  102. Dr. Gurdip Singh
  103. Shri Ramjee Singh
  104. Shri Vishishtha Narayan Singh (Posthumous)
  105. Shri Daya Prakash Sinha
  106. Dr. Sandra Desa Souza
  107. Shri Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam
  108. Smt. Kalee Shabi Mehaboob & Shri Sheik Mehaboob Subani (Duo)
  109. Shri Javed Ahmed Tak
  110. Shri Pradeep Thalappil
  111. Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi
  112. Shri Robert Thuman
  113. Shru Agus Indra Udayana
  114. Shri Harish Chandra Verma
  115. Shir Sundaram Verma
  116. Dr. Romesh Tekchand Wadhwani
  117. Shri Suresh Wadkar
  118. Shri Prem Watsa
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  2. Medicine Uttarakhand
  3. Trade and Industry Delhi
  4. Social Work Punjab
  5. Literature and Education West Bengal
  6. Literature and Education Brazil
  7. Sports Maharashtra
  8. Medicine Uttar Pradesh
  9. Medicine West Bengal
  10. Medicine Chandigarh
  11. Literature and Education Odisha
  12. Social Work Maharashtra
  13. Social Work Rajasthan
  14. Trade and Industry Uttar Pradesh
  15. Trade and Industry Gujarat
  16. Public Affairs United Kingdom
  17. Art Assam
  18. Art
  19. Social Work
  20. Literature and Education
  21. Art
  22. Art
  23. Art
  24. Art
  25. Literature and Education
  26. Literature and Education
  27. Art
  28. Sports
  29. Social Work
  30. Sports
  31. Medicine
  32. Science and Engineering
  33. Public Affairs
  34. Trade and Industry
  35. Trade and Industry
  36. Art
  37. Art
  38. Social Work
  39. Science and Engineering
  40. Social Work
  41. Others- Archaeology
  42. Art
  43. Social Work
  44. Social Work
  45. Literature and Education
  46. Trade and Industry
  47. Art
  48. Science and Technology
  49. Literature and Education
  50. Literature and Education – Journalism
  51. Art
  52. Medicine
  53. Art
  54. Literature and Education
  55. Medicine
  56. Art
  57. Art
  58. Literature and Education
  59. Medicine
  60. Science and Engineering
  61. Literature and Education
  62. Art
  63. Social Work
  64. Art
  65. Art
  66. Science and Engineering
  67. Art
  68. Literature and Education
  69. Literature and Education
  70. Medicine
  71. Literature and Education
  72. Social Work
  73. Art
  74. Literature and Education
  75. Social Work
  76. Literature and Education
  77. Literature and Education – Journalism
  78. Art
  79. Literature and Education
  80. Literature and Education
  81. Others- Agriculture
  82. Literature and Education
  83. Sports
  84. Sports
  85. Social Work
  86. Sports
  87. Art
  88. Art
  89. Literature and Education
  90. Social Work
  91. Others- Agriculture
  92. Medicine
  93. Others- Agriculture
  94. Others- Animal Husbandry
  95. Others- Agriculture
  96. Art
  97. Trade and Industry
  98. Medicine
  99. Social Work
  100. Social Work
  101. Art
  102. Medicine
  103. Social Work
  104. Science and Engineering
  105. Art
  106. Medicine
  107. Literature and Education
  108. Art
  109. Social Work
  110. Science and Engineering
  111. Literature and Education
  112. Literature and Education
  113. Social Work
  114. Science and Engineering
  115. Social Work
  116. Trade and Industry
  117. Art
  118. Trade and Industry

Aspirants can download the full list of 141 Padma Awardees 2020 on the pdf provided below-

Recipients of Padma Awards 2020 PDF- Download PDF Here

List of Padma Awards 2019 – Recipients

Padma Awards Recipients
Padma Vibhushan Ms. Teejan Bai

Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Foreigner)

Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik

Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare

Padma Bhushan Shri John Chambers (Foreigner)

Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

Shri Pravin Gordhan (Foreigner)

Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati

Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade

Shri Kariya Munda

Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee

Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair

Shri S Nambi Narayan

Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous)

Ms. Bachendri Pal

Shri V K Shunglu

Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav

Padma Shri Rajeshwar Acharya – Art-Vocal-Hindustani – Uttar Pradesh

Bangaru Adigalar – Spiritualism – Tamil Nadu

Illias Ali – Medicine-Surgery – Assam

Manoj Bajpayee – Art-Acting-Films – Maharashtra

Uddhab Kumar Bharali – Science & Engineering-Grassroots Innovation – Assam

Omesh Kumar Bharti – Medicine (Rabies) – Himachal Pradesh

Pritam Bhartwan – Art-Vocals-Folk – Uttarakhand

Jyoti Bhatt – Art-Painting – Gujarat

Dilip Chakravarty – Archaeology – Delhi

Mammen Chandy – Medicine (Hematology) – West Bengal

Swapan Chaudhuri – Art-Music-Tabla – West Bengal

Kanwal Singh Chauhan – Agriculture – Haryana

Sunil Chhetri – Sports (Football) – Telangana

Dinyar Contractor – Art-Acting-Theatre – Maharashtra

Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli – Social Work (Divyang Welfare) – Gujarat

Babulal Dahiya – Agriculture – Madhya Pradesh

List of Padma Awards & Awardees 2019:- Download PDF Here

The above details would help candidates prepare for UPSC 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions on Facts About Padma Awards

Q 1. What are the Padma Awards?

Ans. Instituted in the year 1954, the Padma Awards, are announced every year on the 26th of January. They are divided into three categories:

  • Padma Vibhushan
  • Padma Bhushan
  • Padma Shri

Q 2. Who picks the Padma Award winners?

Ans. Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister; is headed by the Cabinet Secretary and also comprises Home Secretary, Secretary to the President and four to six eminent persons as members pick the award winners every year.
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