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2016 Padma Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee has announced the names of recipients of year 2016 Padma awards. He approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards.

Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three Categories viz. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

This year’s list comprises 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri Awardees. Among these awardees 9 are women and 10 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs (include one posthumous) and 4 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.

2016 Padma Vibhushan Awards

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

Sr. No Name Field State
1 Yamini Krishnamurthi Art-Classical Dance Delhi
2 Rajinikanth Art-Cinema Tamil Nadu
3 Girija Devi Art-Classical Vocal West Bengal
4 Ramoji Rao Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
5 Dr. Viswanathan Shanta Medicine- Oncology Tamil Nadu
6 Shri Shri Ravi Shankar Spiritualism Karnataka
7 Jagmohan Public Affairs Delhi
8 Dr.Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre Science & Engineering Karnataka
9 Avinash Dixit (Foreigner) Literature & Education United States
10 Dhiru Bhai Ambani (Posthumous) Trade & Industry Maharashtra

2016 Padma Bhushan Awards

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

Sr. No Name Field State
1 Anupam Kher Art-Cinema Maharashtra
2 Udit Narayan Jha Art-Playback Singing Maharashtra
3 Ram V.  Sutar Art-Sculpture Uttar Pradesh
4 Heisnam Kanhailal Art-Theatre Manipur
5 Vinod Rai Civil Service Kerala
6 Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
7 Prof. N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya  Literature & Education Maharashtra
8 Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard Literature & Education Punjab
9 Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy Medicine-Gastroenterology Andhra Pradesh
10 Swami Tejomayananda Spiritualism Maharashtra
11 Hafeez Contractor Architecture Maharashtra
12 Ravindra Chandra Bhargava Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
13 Dr.Venkata Rama Rao Alla Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
14 Saina Nehwal Sports-Badminton Telangana
15 Sania Mirza Sports-Tennis Telangana
16 Indu Jain Trade & Industry Delhi
17 Swami Dayanand Sarawasati (Posthumous) Spiritualism Utttarakhand
18 Robert Blackwill  (Foreigner) Public Affairs United States
19 Pallonji Shapoorji  Mistry (NRI/PIO) Trade & Industry Ireland

2016 Padma Shri Awards

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

Sr. No Name Field State
1 Prathibha Prahlad Art- Classical Dance Delhi
2 Bhikhudan Gadhvi Art- Folk Music Gujarat
3 Sribhas Chandra Supakar Art- Textile Designing Uttar Pradesh
4 Ajay Devgn Art-Cinema Maharashtra
5 Priyanka Chopra Art-Cinema Maharashtra
6 Pt. Tulsidas Borkar Art-Classical Music Goa
7 Dr. Soma Ghosh Art-Classical Vocal Uttar Pradesh
8 Nila Madhab Panda Art-Film Direction and Production Delhi
9 S.S. Rajamouli Art-Film Direction and Production Karnataka
10 Madhur Bhandarkar Art-Film Direction and Production Maharashtra
11 Prof. M. Venkatesh Kumar Art-Folk Artist Karnataka
12 Gulabi Sapera Art-Folk Dance Rajasthan
13 Mamta Chandrakar Art-Folk Music Chhattisgarh
14 Malini Awasthi Art-Folk Music Uttar Pradesh
15 Jai Prakash Lekhiwal Art-Miniature Painting Delhi
16 K. Laxma Goud Art-Painting Telangana
17 Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe Art-Photography Madhya Pradesh
18 Naresh Chander Lal Art-Theatre & Cinema Andaman & Nicobar
19 Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah Literature & Education Assam
20 Prahlad Chandra Tasa Literature & Education Assam
21 Dr.Ravindra Nagar Literature & Education Delhi
22 Dahyabhai Shastri Literature & Education Gujarat
23 Dr.Santeshivara Bhyrappa Literature & Education Karnatka
24 Haldar Nag Literature & Education Odisha
25 Kameshwaram Brahma Literature & Education Assam
26 Prof. Pushpesh Pant Literature & Education Delhi
27 Jawaharlal Kaul Literature & Education- Journalism Jammu & Kashmir
28 Ashok Malik Literature & Education Delhi
29 Dr.Mannam Gopi Chand Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery Telangana
30 Ravi Kant Medicine-Surgery Uttar Pradesh
31 Prof. Ram Harsh Singh Medicine- Ayurveda Uttar Pradesh
32 Prof. Shiv Narain Kureel Medicine- Paediatric Surgery Uttar Pradesh
33 Dr.Sabya Sachi Sarkar Medicine -Radiology Uttar Pradesh
34 Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale Medicine-Cardiac Surgery Andhra Pradesh
35 Prof. T.K. Lahiri Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery Uttar Pradesh
36 Dr. Praveen Chandra Medicine-Cardiology Delhi
37 Dr Daljeet Singh Gambhir Medicine-Cardiology Uttar Pradesh
38 Dr.Chandrasekar  Shesadri  Thoguluva Medicine-Gastroenterology Tamil Nadu
39 Dr. (Mrs.) Anil Kumari Malhotra Medicine-Homeopathy Delhi
40 Prof. M.V. Padma Srivastava Medicine-Neurology Delhi
41 Dr. Sudhir V. Shah Medicine-Neurology Gujarat
42 Dr. M. M. Joshi Medicine-Ophthalmology Karnataka
43 Dr John Ebnezar Medicine-Orthopaedic Surgery Karnataka
44 Dr. Nayudamma Yarlagadda Medicine-Paediatric Surgery Andhra Pradesh
45 Simon Oraon Other -Environment Conservation Jharkhand
46 Imitiaz Qureshi Other-Culinary Delhi
47 Piyush Pandey Others-Advertising & Communication Maharashtra
48 Subhash Palekar Others-Farming Maharashtra
49 Ravinder Kumar Sinha Others-Wildlife Conservation Bihar
50 Dr. H.R. Nagendra Others-Yoga Karnataka
51 M. C. Mehta Public Affairs Delhi
52 M. N. Krishna Mani Public Affairs Delhi
53 Ujjwal Nikam Public Affairs Maharashtra
54 Tokheho Sema Public Affairs Nagaland
55 Dr. Satish Kumar Science & Engineering Delhi
56 Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai Science & Engineering Karnataka
57 Prof. Dipankar Chatterji Science & Engineering Karnataka
58 Dr Ganapati Dadasaheb  Yadav Science & Engineering Maharashtra
59 Prof. Veena Tandon Science & Engineering Meghalaya
60 Onkar Nath Srivastava Science & Engineering Uttar Pradesh
61 Sunita Krishnan Social Work Andhra Pradesh
62 Ajoy Kumar Dutta Social Work Assam
63 M. Pandit  Dasa Social Work Karnataka
64 P. P. Gopinathan Nair Social Work Kerala
65 Madeleine Herman de Blic Social Work Puducherry
66 Srinivasan Damal Kandalai Social work Tamil Nadu
67 Sudhakar Olwe Social Work Maharashtra
68 Dr. T.V. Narayana Social Work Telangana
69 Arunachalam Murugantham Social Work Tamil Nadu
70 Deepika Kumari Sports-Archery Jharkhand
71 Sushil Doshi Sports-commentary Madhya Pradesh
72 Mahesh Sharma Trade & Industry Delhi
73 Saurabh Srivastava Trade & Industry Delhi
74 Dilip Sanghvi Trade & Industry Maharashtra
75 Dr. Keki Hormusji Gharda Trade & Industry Maharashtra
76 Prakash Chand Surana  (Posthumous) Art  -Classical Music Rajasthan
77 Saeed Jaffrey (NRI/PIO/Posthumous) Art-Cinema UK
78   Michael Postel (Foreigner) Art-Archaeology France
79 Salman  Amin Sal Khan (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education US
80 Hui Lan Zhang (Foreigner) Others-Yoga China
81 Predrag K. Nikic (Foreigner) Others-Yoga Serbia
82 Dr.Sundar Aditya Menon (NRI/PIO) Social Work UAE
83 Ajaypal Singh  Banga (NRI/PIO) Trade & Industry US

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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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