Padma Awards 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee has announced the names of Recipients of this year’s Padma awards. He approved conferment of 104 Padma Awards.

  • Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three Categories viz. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
  • This years list comprises 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. Among these awardees 17 are women and equal number are in category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs. While, 4 are posthumous awardees.

The Awards are given in various disciplines- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.

2015 Padma Vibhushan Awards

It is the second highest civilian award. It is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.

Sr No Name of the Awardee Discipline State/Domicile
1 L. K. Advani Public Affairs Gujarat
2 Amitabh Bachchan Art Maharashtra
3 Prakash Singh Badal Public Affairs Punjab
4 Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade Social Work Karnataka
5 Dilip Kumar Art Maharashtra
6 Swami Rambhadracharya Others Uttar Pradesh
7 Prof. Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan

Science & Engineering

Tamil Nadu
8 Shri Kottayan K. Venugopal Public Affairs Delhi
9

Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner)

Trade & Industry France/UK

2015 Padma Bhushan Awards

It is the third highest civilian award. It is awarded for distinguished service of high order.

Sr No Name of the Awardee Discipline State/Domicile

1

Jahnu Barua Art Assam
2 Dr. Vijay Bhatkar

Science & Engineering

Maharashtra
3 Swapan Dasgupta

Literature & Education

Delhi
4 Swami Satyamitranand Giri Others Uttar Pradesh
5 N. Gopalaswami Civil Service Tamil Nadu
6 Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap Public Affairs Delhi
7 Dr. (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj   Art Madhya Pradesh
8 Dr. Ambrish  Mithal Medicine Delhi
9 Sudha Ragunathan Art Tamil Nadu
10 Harish Salve Public Affairs Delhi
11 Dr. Ashok Seth Medicine Delhi
12 Rajat Sharma

Literature & Education

Delhi
13 Satpal Sports Delhi
14 Shivakumara Swami Others Karnataka
15 Dr. Kharag Singh Valdiya

Science & Engineering

Karnataka
16 Prof. Manjul Bhargava(NRI/PIO)

Science & Engineering

USA
17 David Frawley (Vamadeva)(Foreigner) Others USA
18 Bill Gates(Foreigner) Social Work USA
19 Melinda Gates (Foreigner) Social Work USA
20 Saichiro Misumi(Foreigner) Others

Japan

2015 Padma Shri Awards

It is the fourth highest civilian award. It is awarded for distinguished service in any field.

Sr No Name of the Awardee Discipline State/Domicile
1 Dr. Manjula Anagani Medicine Telangana
2 S. Arunan

Science & Engineering

Karnataka
3 Kanyakumari Avasarala Art Tamil Nadu
4 Dr. Bettina Sharada Baumer

Literature & Education

Jammu & Kashmir
5 Naresh Bedi Art Delhi
6 Ashok Bhagat Social Work Jharkhand
7 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Art Maharashtra
8 Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora

Literature & Education

Assam
9 Dr. Gyan  Chaturvedi

Literature & Education

Madhya Pradesh
10 Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Kumar Chawla Medicine Chandigarh
11 Jayakumari Chikkala Medicine Delhi
12 Bibek Debroy

Literature & Education

Delhi
13 Dr. Sarungbam Bimola  Kumari Devi Medicine Manipur
14 Dr. Ashok Gulati  Public Affairs Delhi
15 Dr.  Randeep  Guleria Medicine Delhi
16 Dr. K. P. Haridas Medicine Kerala
17 Rahul Jain Art Delhi
18 Ravindra Jain Art Maharashtra
19 Dr. Sunil Jogi

Literature & Education

Delhi
20 Prasoon Joshi Art Maharashtra
21 Dr. Prafulla Kar Art Odhisa
22 Saba Anjum Sports Chhattisgarh
23 Ushakiran Khan

Literature & Education

 Bihar
24 Dr. Rajesh Kotecha Medicine Rajasthan
25 Prof. Alka Kriplani Medicine Delhi
26 Dr. Harsh Kumar Medicine Delhi
27 Narayana Purushothama Mallaya

Literature & Education

Kerala
28 Lambert Mascarenhas

Literature & Education

Goa
29 Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan Social Work Madhya Pradesh
30 Veerendra Raj Mehta Social Work Delhi
31 Tarak Mehta Art Gujarat
32 Neil Herbert Nongkynrih Art Meghalaya
33 Chewang Norphel Others Jammu & Kashmir
34 T. V. Mohandas Pai

Trade & Industry

Karnataka
35 Dr.Tejas Patel Medicine Gujarat
36 Jadav Molai Peyang Others Assam
37 Bimla Poddar Others Uttar Pradesh
38 Dr. N. Prabhakar

Science & Engineering

Delhi
39 Dr. Prahalada Science & Engineering Maharashtra
40 Dr. Narendra Prasad Medicine Bihar
41 Ram Bahadur Rai

Literature & Education

Delhi
42 Mithali Raj Sports Telangana
43 P. V.  Rajaraman Civil Service Tamil Nadu
44 Prof.  J. S. Rajput

Literature & Education

Uttar Pradesh
45 Kota Srinivasa Rao Art Andhra Pradesh
46 Prof. Bimal Roy

Literature & Education

 West Bengal
47 Shekhar Sen Art Maharashtra
48 Gunvant Shah

Literature & Education

Gujarat
49 Brahmdev Sharma (Bhaiji)

Literature & Education

Delhi
50 Manu Sharma

Literature & Education

Uttar Pradesh
51 Prof. Yog Raj Sharma Medicine Delhi
52 Vasant Shastri

Science & Engineering

Karnataka
53 S. K. Shivkumar

Science & Engineering

Karnataka
54 P. V. Sindhu Sports Telangana
55 Sardara Singh Sports Haryana
56 Arunima Sinha Sports Uttar Pradesh
57 Mahesh Raj Soni Art Rajasthan
58 Dr.Nikhil Tandon Medicine Delhi
59 H. Thegtse Rinpoche Social Work Arunachal Pradesh
60 Dr.Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi Medicine Gujarat
61 Huang Baosheng(Foreigner) Others China
62 Prof. Jacques Blamont(Foreigner)

Science & Engineering

France
63

Late Shri Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin(Posthumous)

Others Maharashtra
64 Jean-Claude Carriere(Foreigner)

Literature & Education

France
65 Dr. Nandrajan “Raj” Chetty(NRI/PIO)

Trade & Industry

USA
66

George L. Hart(Foreigner)

Others USA
67

Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja(NRI/PIO)

Others Portugal
68

Late Shri Meetha Lal Mehta (Posthumous)

Social Work Rajasthan
69 Tripti Mukherjee(NRI/PIO) Art USA
70 Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori(NRI/PIO) Medicine USA
71 Dr. Raghu Rama Pillarisetti(NRI/PIO) Medicine USA
72 Dr. Saumitra Rawat(NRI/PIO) Medicine UK
73 Prof. Annette Schmiedchen(Foreigner)

Literature & Education

Germany
74

Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran(Posthumous)

Art Delhi
75 R. Vasudevan(Posthumous) Civil Service Tamil Nadu

These Padma Awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan around March/ April every year

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