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Padma Awards winner List 2020
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Daily Current Affairs Published on 24 May 2020

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.


The Padma Awards are conferred on the recommendations made by the Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year. The nomination process is open to the public. Even self-nomination can be made.

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 141 Padma Awards including 4 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awards. 33 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 Posthumous awardees.


Padma Awards, which were instituted in the year 1954, is announced every year on the occasion of Republic Day except for brief interruption(s) during the years 1978 and 1979 and 1993 to 1997.

The award is given in three categories, namely,

  1. Padma Vibhushan for exceptional and distinguished service;
  2. Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of a high order; and
  3. Padma Shri for distinguished service.


All persons without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex are eligible for these awards. However, Government servants including those working with PSUs, except doctors and scientists, are not eligible for these Awards.

The award seeks to recognize works of distinction and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements/service in all fields of activities/disciplines. An illustrative list of the fields is as under:


  1. Art (includes Music, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Cinema, Theatre etc.)
  2. Social work (includes social service, charitable service, contribution in community projects etc.)
  3. Public Affairs (includes Law, Public Life, Politics etc.)
  4. Science & Engineering (includes Space Engineering, Nuclear Science, Information Technology, Research & Development in Science & its allied subjects etc.)
  5. Trade & Industry (includes Banking, Economic Activities, Management, Promotion of Tourism, Business etc.)
  6. Medicine (includes medical research, distinction/specialization in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Sidhha, Allopathy, Naturopathy etc.)
  7. Literature & Education (includes Journalism, Teaching, Book composing, Literature, Poetry, Promotion of education, Promotion of literacy, Education Reforms etc.)
  8. Civil Service (includes distinction/excellence in administration etc. by Government Servants)
  9. Sports (includes popular Sports, Athletics, Adventure, Mountaineering, promotion of sports, Yoga etc.)
  10. Others (fields not covered above and may include propagation of Indian Culture, protection of Human Rights, Wild Life protection/conservation etc.)

The award is normally not conferred posthumously. However, in highly deserving cases, the Government could consider giving an award posthumously.

A higher category of Padma award can be conferred on a person only where a period of at least five years has elapsed since conferment of the earlier Padma award. However, in highly deserving cases, a relaxation can be made by the Awards Committee.

The awards are presented by the President of India usually in the month of March/April every year where the awardees are presented a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medallion.


The recipients are also given a small replica of the medallion, which they can wear during any ceremonial/State functions etc., if the awardees so desire. The names of the awardees are published in the Gazette of India on the day of the presentation ceremony.

The total number of awards to be given in a year (excluding posthumous awards and to NRI/foreigners/OCIs) should not be more than 120.

The award does not amount to a title and cannot be used as a suffix or prefix to the awardees’ name


History and Relevance


The Government of India instituted two civilian awards-Bharat Ratna & Padma Vibhushan in 1954. The latter had three classes namely Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg and Tisra Varg. These were subsequently renamed as Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri vide Presidential Notification issued on January 8, 1955.


Padma Vibhushan(7)
SN
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


Padma Bhushan (16)
SN
Name
Field
State/Country
1.
Shri M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M)
Others-Spiritualism
Kerala
2.
Shri Syed Muazzem Ali
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs
Bangladesh
3.
Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig
Public Affairs
Jammuand
Kashmir
4.
Shri Ajoy Chakravorty
Art
West Bengal
5.
Shri Manoj Das
Literatureand
Education
Puducherry
6.
Shri Balkrishna Doshi
Others-Architecture
Gujarat
7.
Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan
Social Work
Tamil Nadu
8.
Shri S. C. Jamir
Public Affairs
Nagaland
9.
Shri Anil Prakash Joshi
Social Work
Uttarakhand
10.
Dr. Tsering Landol
Medicine
Ladakh
11.
Shri Anand Mahindra
Trade and Industry
Maharashtra
12.
Shri   Neelakanta   Ramakrishna
Madhava Menon (Posthumous)
Public Affairs
Kerala
13.
Shri    Manohar    Gopalkrishna
Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)
Public Affairs
Goa
14.
Prof. Jagdish Sheth
Literatureand
Education
USA
15.
Ms. P. V. Sindhu
Sports
Telangana
16.
Shri Venu Srinivasan
Trade and Industry
Tamil Nadu


Padma Shri
1.
Guru Shashadhar Acharya
Art
Jharkhand
2.
Dr. Yogi Aeron
Medicine
Uttarakhand
3.
Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal
Trade and Industry
Delhi
4.
Shri Jagdish Lal Ahuja
Social Work
Punjab
5.
Kazi Masum Akhtar
Literature and Education
West Bengal
6.
Ms. Gloria Arieira
Literature and Education
Brazil
7.
Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan
Sports
Maharashtra
8.
Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay
Medicine
Uttar Pradesh
9.
Dr. Sushovan Banerjee
Medicine
West Bengal
10.
Dr. Digambar Behera
Medicine
Chandigarh
11.
Dr. Damayanti Beshra
Literature and Education
Odisha
12.
Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji
Social Work
Maharashtra
13.
Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu
Social Work
Rajasthan
14.
Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani
Trade and Industry
Uttar Pradesh
15.
Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia
Trade and Industry
Gujarat
16.
Shri Bob Blackman
Public Affairs
United Kingdom
17.
Ms. Indira P. P. Bora
Art
Assam
18.
Shri Madan Singh Chauhan
Art
Chhattisgarh
19.
Ms. Usha Chaumar
Social Work
Rajasthan
20.
Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri
Literature and Education
Assam
21.
Ms.   Lalitha&   Ms.   Saroja
Chidambaram (Duo)*
Art
Tamil Nadu
22.
Dr. Vajira Chitrasena
Art
Sri Lanka
23.
Dr. Purushottam Dadheech
Art
Madhya Pradesh
24.
Shri Utsav Charan Das
Art
Odisha
25.
Prof. Indra Dassanayake
(Posthumous)
Literature and Education
Sri Lanka
26.
Shri H. M. Desai
Literature and Education
Gujarat
27.
Shri Manohar Devadoss
Art
Tamil Nadu
28.
Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi
Sports
Manipur
29.
Ms. Lia Diskin
Social Work
Brazil
30.
Shri M. P. Ganesh
Sports
Karnataka
31.
Dr. Bangalore Gangadhar
Medicine
Karnataka
32.
Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar
Science and Engineering
Maharashtra
33.
Shri Barry Gardiner
Public Affairs
United Kingdom
34.
Shri Chewang Motup Goba
Trade and Industry
Ladakh
35.
Shri Bharat Goenka
Trade and Industry
Karnataka
36.
Shri Yadla Gopalarao
Art
Andhra Pradesh
37.
Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia
Art
Odisha
38.
Ms. Tulasi Gowda
Social Work
Karnataka
39.
Shri Sujoy K. Guha
Science and Engineering
Bihar
40.
Shri Harekala Hajabba
Social Work
Karnataka
41.
Shri Enamul Haque
Others-Archaeology
Bangladesh
42.
Shri Madhu Mansuri Hasmukh
Art
Jharkhand
43.
Shri Abdul Jabbar
(Posthumous)
Social Work
Madhya Pradesh
44.
Shri Bimal Kumar Jain
Social Work
Bihar
45.
Ms. Meenakshi Jain
Literature and Education
Delhi
46.
Shri Nemnath Jain
Trade and Industry
Madhya Pradesh
47.
Ms. Shanti Jain
Art
Bihar
48.
Shri Sudhir Jain
Science and Engineering
Gujarat
49.
Shri Benichandra Jamatia
Literature and Education
Tripura
50.
Shri K.V. Sampath Kumar& Ms.  Vidushi  Jayalakshmi  K.S.
(Duo)*
Literature                 and Education-Journalism
Karnataka
51.
Shri Karan Johar
Art
Maharashtra
52.
Dr. Leela Joshi
Medicine
Madhya Pradesh
53.
Ms. Sarita Joshi
Art
Maharashtra
54.
Shri C. Kamlova
Literature and Education
Mizoram
55.
Dr. Ravi Kannan R.
Medicine
Assam
56.
Ms. Ekta Kapoor
Art
Maharashtra
57.
Shri Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia
Art
Gujarat
58.
Shri Narayan J. Joshi Karayal
Literature and Education
Gujarat
59.
Dr. Narindar Nath Khanna
Medicine
Uttar Pradesh
60.
Shri Naveen Khanna
Science and Engineering
Delhi
61.
Shri S. P. Kothari
Literature and Education
USA
62.
Shri      V.      K.      Munusamy
Krishnapakthar
Art
Puducherry
63.
Shri M. K. Kunjol
Social Work
Kerala
64.
Shri Manmohan Mahapatra
(Posthumous)
Art
Odisha
65.
Ustad Anwar Khan Mangniyar
Art
Rajasthan
66.
Shri   Kattungal   Subramaniam
Manilal
Science and Engineering
Kerala
67.
Shri Munna Master
Art
Rajasthan
68.
Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra
Literature and Education
Himachal Pradesh
69.
Ms. Binapani Mohanty
Literature and Education
Odisha
70.
Dr. Arunoday Mondal
Medicine
West Bengal
71.
Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee
Literature and Education
France
72.
Shri Sathyanarayan Mundayoor
Social Work
Arunachal Pradesh
73.
Shri Manilal Nag
Art
West Bengal
74.
Shri N. Chandrasekharan Nair
Literature and Education
Kerala
75.
Dr. Tetsu Nakamura
(Posthumous)
Social Work
Afghanistan
76.
Shri Shiv Datt Nirmohi
Literature and Education
Jammu              and
Kashmir
77.
Shri Pu Lalbiakthanga Pachuau
Literature                 and
Education-Journalism
Mizoram
78.
Ms. Moozhikkal Pankajakshi
Art
Kerala
79.
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik
Literature and Education
USA
80.
Shri Jogendra Nath Phukan
Literature and Education
Assam
81.
Ms. Rahibai Soma Popere
Others-Agriculture
Maharashtra
82.
Shri Yogesh Praveen
Literature and Education
Uttar Pradesh
83.
Shri Jitu Rai
Sports
Uttar Pradesh
84.
Shri Tarundeep Rai
Sports
Sikkim
85.
Shri S. Ramakrishnan
Social Work
Tamil Nadu
86.
Ms. Rani Rampal
Sports
Haryana
87.
Ms. Kangana Ranaut
Art
Maharashtra
88.
Shri Dalavai Chalapathi Rao
Art
Andhra Pradesh
89.
Shri Shahbuddin Rathod
Literature and Education
Gujarat
90.
Shri Kalyan Singh Rawat
Social Work
Uttarakhand
91.
Shri Chintala Venkat Reddy
Others-Agriculture
Telangana
92.
Smt. (Dr.) Shanti Roy
Medicine
Bihar
93.
Shri   Radhammohan   &Ms.
Sabarmatee (Duo)*
Others-Agriculture
Odisha
94.
Shri Batakrushna Sahoo
Others-Animal
Husbandry
Odisha
95.
Ms. Trinity Saioo
Others-Agriculture
Meghalaya
96.
Shri Adnan Sami
Art
Maharashtra
97.
Shri Vijay Sankeshwar
Trade and Industry
Karnataka
98.
Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma
Medicine
Assam
99.
Shri Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri
alias Sayedbhai
Social Work
Maharashtra
100.
Shri Mohammed Sharif
Social Work
Uttar Pradesh
101.
Shri Shyam Sunder Sharma
Art
Bihar
102.
Dr. Gurdip Singh
Medicine
Gujarat
103.
Shri Ramjee Singh
Social Work
Bihar
104.
Shri VashishthaNarayan Singh
(Posthumous)
Science and Engineering
Bihar
105.
Shri Daya Prakash Sinha
Art
Uttar Pradesh
106.
Dr. Sandra Desa Souza
Medicine
Maharashtra
107.
Shri Vijayasarathi Sribhashyam
Literature and Education
Telangana
108.
Smt. KaleeShabi Mahaboob & ShriSheik  Mahaboob  Subani
(Duo)*
Art
Tamil Nadu
109.
Shri Javed Ahmad Tak
Social Work
Jammu              and
Kashmir
110.
Shri Pradeep Thalappil
Science and Engineering
Tamil Nadu
111.
Shri Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi
Literature and Education
Arunachal Pradesh
112.
Shri Robert Thurman
Literature and Education
USA
113.
Shri Agus Indra Udayana
Social Work
Indonesia
114.
Shri Harish Chandra Verma
Science and Engineering
Uttar Pradesh
115.
Shri Sundaram Verma
Social Work
Rajasthan
116.
Dr.         Romesh         Tekchand
Wadhwani
Trade and Industry
USA
117.
Shri Suresh Wadkar
Art
Maharashtra
118.
Shri Prem Watsa
Trade and Industry
Canada
Note: * In duo case, the award is counted as one.






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