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Padma Awards announced: Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Padma awardees, saying they include extraordinary people.

Ahead of the 71st Republic Day, the government of India has released the list of Padma Awardees who will be conferred with amongst the highest civilian awards later this year by the President of India.

As per the list released by the government, the President, this year, has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards including 4 duo cases (one award is given to two persons). The list includes 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awards.

Out of 141 awardees, 34 are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 posthumous awardees.

Padma Vibhushan(7) 

Sl No Name Field State/Country
1. Shri George Fernandes (Posthumous) Public Affairs Bihar
2. Shri Arun Jaitley (Posthumous) Public Affairs Delhi
3. Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK Public Affairs Mauritius
4. Smt. M. C. Mary Kom Sports Manipur
5. Shri Chhannulal Mishra Art Uttar Pradesh
6. Smt. Sushma Swaraj (Posthumous) Public Affairs Delhi
7. Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri Pejavara      Adhokhaja Matha Udupi (Posthumous) Others-Spiritualism Karnataka

Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes have been bestowed with Padma Vibhushan posthumously for their exceptional contribution in the field of Political Affairs. Renowned boxer Mary Kom has also been included in the list of Padma Vibhushan awardees.

Padma Bhushan (16)

Sl No Name Field State/Country
8. Shri M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M) Others-Spiritualism Kerala
9. Shri Syed Muazzem Ali (Posthumous) Public Affairs Bangladesh
10. Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig Public Affairs Jammu and Kashmir
11. Shri Ajoy Chakravorty Art West Bengal
12. Shri Manoj Das Literature and Education Puducherry
13. Shri Balkrishna Doshi Others-Architecture Gujarat
14. Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan Social Work Tamil Nadu
15. Shri S. C. Jamir Public Affairs Nagaland
16. Shri Anil Prakash Joshi Social Work Uttarakhand
17. Dr. Tsering Landol Medicine Ladakh
18. Shri Anand Mahindra Trade and Industry Maharashtra
19. Shri Neelakanta Ramakrishna Madhava Menon (Posthumous) Public Affairs Kerala
20. Shri Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous) Public Affairs Goa
21. Prof. Jagdish Sheth Literature and Education USA
22. Ms. P. V. Sindhu Sports Telangana
23. Shri Venu Srinivasan Trade and Industry Tamil Nadu

Mumtaz Ali, Syed Muazzem Ali, Muzzaffar Husain Baig, Business tycoon Anand Mahindra, ace badminton champion P.V Sindhu are amongst those who are finalised for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award.

Read- Democratisation of Padma Awards : Modi is giving the country back to its common people

Padma Shri (118)

Sl No Name Field State/Country
24. Guru Shashadhar Acharya Art Jharkhand
25. Dr. Yogi Aeron Medicine Uttarakhand
26. Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal Trade and Industry Delhi
27. Shri Jagdish Lal Ahuja Social Work Punjab
28. Kazi Masum Akhtar Literature and Education West Bengal
29. Ms. Gloria Arieira Literature and Education Brazil
30. Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan Sports Maharashtra
31. Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay Medicine Uttar Pradesh
32. Dr. Sushovan Banerjee Medicine West Bengal
33. Dr. Digambar Behera Medicine Chandigarh
34. Dr. Damayanti Beshra Literature and Education Odisha
35. Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji Social Work Maharashtra
36. Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu Social Work Rajasthan
37. Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani Trade and Industry Uttar Pradesh
38. Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia Trade and Industry Gujarat
39. Shri Bob Blackman Public Affairs United Kingdom
40. Ms. Indira P. P. Bora Art Assam
41. Shri Madan Singh Chauhan Art Chhattisgarh
42. Ms. Usha Chaumar Social Work Rajasthan
43. Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri Literature and Education Assam
44. Ms. Lalitha & Ms. Saroja Chidambaram (Duo)* Art Tamil Nadu
45. Dr. Vajira Chitrasena Art Sri Lanka
46. Dr. Purushottam Dadheech Art Madhya Pradesh
47. Shri Utsav Charan Das Art Odisha
48. Prof. Indra Dassanayake (Posthumous) Literature and Education Sri Lanka
49. Shri H. M. Desai Literature and Education Gujarat
50. Shri Manohar Devadoss Art Tamil Nadu
51. Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi Sports Manipur
52. Ms. Lia Diskin Social Work Brazil
53. Shri M. P. Ganesh Sports Karnataka
54. Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar Medicine Karnataka
55. Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar Science and Engineering Maharashtra
56. Shri Barry Gardiner Public Affairs United Kingdom
57. Shri Chewang Motup Goba Trade and Industry Ladakh
58. Shri Bharat Goenka Trade and Industry Karnataka
59. Shri Yadla Gopalarao Art Andhra Pradesh
60. Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia Art Odisha
61. Ms. Tulasi Gowda Social Work Karnataka
62. Shri Sujoy K. Guha Science and Engineering Bihar
63. Shri Harekala Hajabba Social Work Karnataka
64. Shri Enamul Haque Others-Archaeology Bangladesh
65. Shri Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh Art Jharkhand
66. Shri Abdul Jabbar (Posthumous) Social Work Madhya Pradesh
67. Shri Bimal Kumar Jain Social Work Bihar
68. Ms. Meenakshi Jain Literature and Education Delhi
69. Shri Nemnath Jain Trade and Industry Madhya Pradesh
70. Ms. Shanti Jain Art Bihar
71. Shri Sudhir Jain Science and Engineering Gujarat
72. Shri Benichandra Jamatia Literature and Education Tripura
73. Shri K. V. Sampath Kumar & Ms. Vidushi Jayalakshmi K.S. (Duo)* Literature and Education-Journalism Karnataka
74. Shri Karan Johar Art Maharashtra
75. Dr. Leela Joshi Medicine Madhya Pradesh
76. Ms. Sarita Joshi Art Maharashtra
77. Shri C. Kamlova Literature and Education Mizoram
78. Dr. Ravi Kannan R. Medicine Assam
79. Ms. Ekta Kapoor Art Maharashtra
80. Shri Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia Art Gujarat
81. Shri Narayan J. Joshi Karayal Literature and Education Gujarat
82. Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna Medicine Uttar Pradesh
83. Shri Naveen Khanna Science and Engineering Delhi
84. Shri S. P. Kothari Literature and Education USA
85. Shri V. K. Munusamy Krishnapakthar Art Puducherry
86. Shri M. K. Kunjol Social Work Kerala
87. Shri Manmohan Mahapatra (Posthumous) Art Odisha
88. Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar Art Rajasthan
89. Shri Kattungal Subramaniam Manilal Science and Engineering Kerala
90. Shri Munna Master Art Rajasthan
91. Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra Literature and Education Himachal Pradesh
92. Ms. Binapani Mohanty Literature and Education Odisha
93. Dr. Arunoday Mondal Medicine West Bengal
94. Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee Literature and Education France
95. Shri Sathyanarayan Mundayoor Social Work Arunachal Pradesh
96. Shri Manilal Nag Art West Bengal
97. Shri N. Chandrasekharan Nair Literature and Education Kerala
98. Dr. Tetsu Nakamura (Posthumous) Social Work Afghanistan
99. Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi Literature and Education Jammu and Kashmir
100. Shri Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau Literature and Education-Journalism Mizoram
101. Ms. Moozhikkal Pankajakshi Art Kerala
102. Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik Literature and Education USA
103. Shri Jogendra Nath Phukan Literature and Education Assam
104. Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere Others-Agriculture Maharashtra
105. Shri Yogesh Praveen Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
106. Shri Jitu Rai Sports Uttar Pradesh
107. Shri Tarundeep Rai Sports Sikkim
108. Shri S. Ramakrishnan Social Work Tamil Nadu
109. Ms. Rani Rampal Sports Haryana
110. Ms. Kangana Ranaut Art Maharashtra
111. Shri Dalavai Chalapathi Rao Art Andhra Pradesh
112. Shri Shahbuddin Rathod Literature and Education Gujarat
113. Shri Kalyan Singh Rawat Social Work Uttarakhand
114. Shri Chintala Venkat Reddy Others-Agriculture Telangana
115. Smt. (Dr.) Shanti Roy Medicine Bihar
116. Shri Radhammohan & Ms. Sabarmatee (Duo) Others-Agriculture Odisha
117. Shri Batakrushna Sahoo Others-Animal Husbandry Odisha
118. Ms. Trinity Saioo Others-Agriculture Meghalaya
119. Shri Adnan Sami Art Maharashtra
120. Shri Vijay Sankeshwar Trade and Industry Karnataka
121. Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma Medicine Assam
122. Shri Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri alias Sayedbhai Social Work Maharashtra
123. Shri Mohammed Sharif Social Work Uttar Pradesh
124. Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma Art Bihar
125. Dr. Gurdip Singh Medicine Gujarat
126. Shri Ramjee Singh Social Work Bihar
127. Shri Vashishtha Narayan Singh (Posthumous) Science and Engineering Bihar
128. Shri Daya Prakash Sinha Art Uttar Pradesh
129. Dr. Sandra Desa Souza Medicine Maharashtra
130. Shri Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam Literature and Education Telangana
131. Smt. Kalee Shabi Mahaboob & Shri Sheik Mahaboob Subani (Duo) Art Tamil Nadu
132. Shri Javed Ahmad Tak Social Work Jammu and Kashmir
133. Shri Pradeep Thalappil Science and Engineering Tamil Nadu
134. Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi Literature and Education Arunachal Pradesh
135. Shri Robert Thurman Literature and Education USA
136. Shri Agus Indra Udayana Social Work Indonesia
137. Shri Harish Chandra Verma Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
138. Shri Sundaram Verma Social Work Rajasthan
139. Dr. Romesh Tekchand Wadhwani Trade and Industry USA
140. Shri Suresh Wadkar Art Maharashtra
141. Shri Prem Watsa Trade and Industry Canada

In line with the previous years Padma Awards after the Narendra Modi government came to power, not so well-known commoners have also been included alongside prominent personalities in the list of Padma awards. Jagdish Lal Ahuja, Javed Ahmad Tak, Satyanayana Mundayoor, S Ramakrishna and Yogi Aeron are some of the commoners who have awarded for their extraordinary work in the field of social work.

Jagdish Lal Ahuja, affectionately called as ‘Langar Baba’, is being awarded for “selflessly organising langars for 500 plus poor patients daily for over two decades”. He also helps patients with financial aid and provides blankets and clothes to them.

Another commoner, Javed Ahmad Tak, who hails from Anantnag in Kashmir and is wheel-chair ridden, has been selflessly helping specially-abled children for two decades for their integration and assimilation in mainstream life.

Bollywood celebrities-Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut have also been included in the list of Padma Shri award recipients.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Padma awardees, saying they include extraordinary people. “The awardees include extraordinary individuals who have made exceptional contributions to our society, nation and humanity,” he tweeted.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/April every year.

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