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Complete list of Padma awardees 2017


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The government on Wednesday announced Padma awards to citizens of the country in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres.

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 Padma Awards to 89 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 posthumous awardees.

Following is the list of Padma awardees:

No. Name Awarded For State
1 Shri K J Yesudas Art-Music Kerala
2 Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others-Spiritualism Tamil Nadu
3 Shri Sharad Pawar Public Affairs Maharashtra
4 Shri Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
5 Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering Karnataka
6 Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous) Public Affairs Madhya Pradesh
7 Late Shri PA Sangma (Posthumous) Public Affairs Meghalaya


No Name Awarded for State
8 Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan
9 Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
10 Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra
11 Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Gujarat
12 Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati Yoga Bihar
13 H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) Literature & Education Thailand
14 Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous) Literature & Education – Journalism Tamil Nadu

No. Name Awarded for State
15 Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music Uttarakhand
16 Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala
17 Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance Odisha
18 Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
19 Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
20 Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
21 Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music Manipur
22 Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh
23 Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar
24 Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan
25 Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana
26 Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha
27 Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music Maharashtra
28 Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala
29 Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka
30 Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand
31 Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat
32 Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra
33 Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur
34 Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana
35 Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana
36 Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi
37 Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education Sikkim
38 Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
39 Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi
40 Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
41 Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala
42 Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
43 Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi
44 Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
45 Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
46 Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
47 Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat
48 Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
49 Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education Journalism Jharkhand
50 Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education Journalism Maharashtra
51 Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education Journalism Gujarat
52 Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
53 Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh
54 Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
55 Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh
56 Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
57 Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh
58 Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Medicine Chandigarh
59 Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh
60 Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
61 Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala
62 Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
63 Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana
64 Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
65 Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
66 Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam
67 Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana
68 Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka
69 Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal
70 Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal
71 Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social Work Tamil Nadu
72 Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra
73 Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
74 Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi
75 Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
76 Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka
77 Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
78 Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu
79 Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
80 Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala
81 Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana
82 Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana
83 Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO) Art-Music USA
84 Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education USA
85 Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO) Literature & EducationJournalism USA
86 Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous) Medicine Tamil Nadu
87 Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous) Others-Archaeology West Bengal
88 Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous) Social Work Maharashtra
89 Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work Nepal

Editorial Team of Indian Ruminations.


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