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 has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below.
The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards.
29 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee.
Padma Vibhushan (7)
|Shri Shinzo Abe||Public Affairs||Japan|
|Shri S P Balasubramaniam(Posthumous)||Art||Tamil Nadu|
|Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde||Medicine||Karnataka|
|Shri Narinder Singh Kapany(Posthumous)||Science and Engineering||United States of America|
|Maulana Wahiduddin Khan||Others- Spiritualism||Delhi|
|Shri B. B. Lal||Others- Archaeology||Delhi|
|Shri Sudarshan Sahoo||Art||Odisha|
Padma Bhushan (10)
|Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra||Art||Kerala|
|Shri Tarun Gogoi(Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Assam|
|Shri Chandrashekhar Kambara||Literature and Education||Karnataka|
|Ms. Sumitra Mahajan||Public Affairs||Madhya Pradesh|
|Shri Nripendra Misra||Civil Service||Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Ram Vilas Paswan(Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Bihar|
|Shri Keshubhai Patel(Posthumous)||Public Affairs||Gujarat|
|Shri Kalbe Sadiq(Posthumous)||Others-Spiritualism||Uttar Pradesh|
|Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff||Trade and Industry||Maharashtra|
|Shri Tarlochan Singh||Public Affairs||Haryana|