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Padma Awards 2018: Complete list of Padma awardees.One of the highest Civilian Awards of the country, Padma Awards were recently conferred in three different categories – Padma Vibhushan (second highest civilian award), Padma Bhushan (Third highest civilian award) and Padma Shri (Fourth highest civilian award). As we all know Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the country.

Padma Shri awardees:

  1. Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous) – Literature and Education (Literature – Urdu)
  2. Sitavva Joddati – Social Work
  3. Manas Bihari Verma – Science & Engineering (Defence)
  4. Abhay Bang (Duo) – Medicine
  5. Rani Bang (Duo) – Medicine
  6. Damodar Ganesh Bapat – Social Work
  7. Prafulla Govinda Baruah – Literature and Education-Journalism
  8. Mohan Swaroop Bhatia – Art-Folk Music
  9. Sudhanshu Biswas – Social Work
  10. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu – Sports-Weightlifting
  11. Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi – Literature and Education-Journalism
  12. Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner) – Trade & Industry
  13. Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi – Art-Weaving
  14. Somdev Devvarman – Sports-Tennis
  15. Yeshi Dhoden – Medicine
  16. Arup Kumar Dutta – Literature and Education
  17. Doddarange Gowda – Art-Lyrics
  18. Arvind Gupta – Literature and Education
  19. Digamber Hansda – Literature and Education
  20. Ramli Bin Ibrahim (Foreigner) – Art-Dance
  21. Piyong Temjen Jamir – Literature and Education
  22. Malti Joshi – Literature and Education
  23. Manoj Joshi – Art-Acting
  24. Rameshwarlal Kabra – Trade & Industry
  25. Pran Kishore Kaul – Art
  26. Bounlap Keokangna (Foreigner) – Others-Architecture
  27. Vijay Kichlu – Art-Music
  28. Tommy Koh (Foreigner) – Public Affairs
  29. Lakshmikutty – Medicine-Traditional
  30. Joyshree Goswami Mahanta – Literature and Education
  31. Narayan Das Maharaj – Others-Spiritualism
  32. Pravakara Maharana – Art-Sculpture
  33. Hun Many (Foreigner) – Public Affairs
  34. Nouf Marwaai (Foreigner) – Others- Yoga
  35. Zaverilal Mehta – Literature and Education-Journalism
  36. Krishna Bihari Mishra – Literature and Education
  37. Sisir Purushottam Mishra – Art-Cinema
  38. Subhasini Mistry – Social Work
  39. Tomio Mizokami (Foreigner) – Literature and Education
  40. Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong (Foreigner) – Others-Spiritualism
  41. Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar – Literature and Education
  42. Thant Myint – U (Foreigner) – Public Affairs
  43. V Nanammal – Others-Yoga
  44. Sulagitti Narasamma – Social Work
  45. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan – Art-Folk Music
  46. I Nyoman Nuarta (Foreigner) – Art-Sculpture
  47. Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman (Foreigner) – Social Work
  48. Gobaradhan Panika – Art-Weaving
  49. Bhabani Charan Pattanaik – Public Affairs
  50. Murlikant Petkar – Sports-Swimming
  51. Habibullo Rajabov (Foreigner) – Literature and Education
  52. M R Rajagopal – Medicine-Palliative Care
  53. Sampat Ramteke (Posthumous) – Social Work
  54. Chandra Sekhar Rath – Literature and Education
  55. S S Rathore – Civil Service
  56. Amitava Roy – Science and Engineering
  57. Sanduk Ruit (Foreigner) – Medicine-Ophthalmology
  58. R Sathyanarayana – Art-Music
  59. Pankaj M Shah – Medicine-Oncology
  60. Bhajju Shyam – Art-Painting
  61. Maharao Raghuveer Singh – Literature and Education
  62. Kidambi Srikanth – Sports-Badminton
  63. Ibrahim Sutar – Art-Music
  64. Siddeshwara Swamiji – Others-Spiritualism
  65. Lentina Ao Thakkar – Social Work
  66. Vikram Chandra Thakur – Science and Engineering
  67. Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan (Duo) – Art-Music
    Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan (Duo) – Art-Music
  68. Nguyen Tien Thien (Foreigner) – Others-Spiritualism
  69. Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi – Literature and Education
  70. Rajagopalan Vasudevan – Science and Engineering
  71. Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji – Literature and Education
  72. Romulus Whitaker – Others-Wildlife Conservation
  73. Baba Yogendra – Art
  74. A Zakia – Literature and Education


Padma Vibhushan:

Illaiyaraja – Art-Music

Ghulam Mustafa Khan – Art-Music

P Parameswaran- Literature and Education

Padma Bhushan awardees:

Pankaj Advani – Sports-Billiards/Snooker

Philipose Mar Chrysostom – Others-Spiritualism

Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Sports-Cricket

Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/Posthumous) – Public affairs

Ramachandran Nagaswamy – Others-Archaeology

Ved Prakash Nanda (OCI) – Literature and Education

Laxman Pai – Art-Painting

Arvind Parikh – Art-Music

Sharda Sinha – Art-Music


About Padma Awards

The Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan were instituted by Government of India (GOI) in 1954. Padma Vibhushan was earlier presented in three different categories, namely Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg and Tisra Varg. They were finally renamed on 8th January, 1955 vide Presidential Notification as Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

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 85 Padma Awards including two duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri Awards. 14 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 16 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 3 posthumous awardees.



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