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Padma Awards 2019

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 112 Padma Awards including one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri Awards.  21 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 persons from the category of foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 3 posthumous awardees and 1 transgender person.

Bharat Ratna (3)

  1. Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumous)
  2. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (posthumous)
  3. Pranab Mukherjee

Padma Vibhushan (4)

  1. Ms. Teejan Bai — Art-Vocals-Folk — Chhattisgarh
  2. Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Foreigner) —  Public Affairs — Djibouti
  3. Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik — Trade & Industry-Infrastructure — Maharashtra
  4. Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare — Art-Acting-Theatre — Maharashtra

Padma Bhushan (14)

  1. Shri John Chambers (Foreigner) — Trade & Industry-Technology — USA
  2. Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa — Public Affairs — Punjab
  3. Shri Pravin Gordhan  (Foreigner) — Public Affairs — South Africa
  4. Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati  — Trade & Industry-Food Processing — Delhi
  5. Shri Darshan Lal Jain — Social Work — Haryana
  6. Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade — Medicine-Affordable Healthcare — Maharashtra
  7. Shri Kariya Munda — Public Affairs — Jharkhand
  8. Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee — Art-Music-Sitar — West Bengal
  9. Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair  — Art-Acting-Film  — Kerala
  10. Shri S Nambi Narayan — Science & Engineering-Space — Kerala
  11. Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) — Literature & Education (Journalism) — Delhi
  12. Ms. Bachendri Pal  — Sports-Mountaineering —  Uttarakhand
  13. Shri V K Shunglu  — Civil Service —  Delhi
  14. Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav  — Public Affairs — Bihar

Apart from the above 94 Padma Shree awards were conferred on distinguished Indians from different arena of life. Some of the well-known Padma Shree award winners are as follows:

  1. Shri Manoj Bajpayee — Art-Acting-Films — Maharashtra
  2. Shri Sunil Chhetri — Sports-Football — Telangana
  3. Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli — Social Work-Divyang Welfare — Gujarat
  4. Shri Thanga Darlong — Art-Music-Flute — Tripura
  5. Shri Prabhu Deva — Art-Dance — Karnataka
  6. Rajkumari Devi — Others-Agriculture — Bihar
  7. Shri Baldev Singh Dhillon — Science & EngineeringAgriculture — Punjab
  8. Shri Gautam Gambhir — Sports-Cricket — Delhi
  9. Rohini Godbole — Science & Engineering-Nuclear — Karnataka
  10. Shri Sandeep Guleria — Medicine-Surgery — Delhi
  11. Shri K G Jayan — Art-Music-Bhakti — Kerala
  12. Shri Subhash Kak (Foreigner) — Science & Engineering-Technology — USA
  13. Shri Waman Kendre — Art-Acting-Theatre — Maharashtra
  14. Bombayla Devi Laishram — Sports-Archery — Manipur
  15. Shri Kailash Madbaiya — Literature & Education — Madhya Pradesh
  16. Gita Mehta (Foreigner) — Literature & Education — USA
  17. Shri Daitari Naik — Social Work — Odisha
  18. Shri Shankar Mahadevan Narayan — Art-Vocals-Films — Maharashtra
  19. Nartaki Natraj — Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam — Tamil Nadu

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