Padma Awardees list 2021: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri

The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India, 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 annually on the eve of Republic Day.

The Government of India instituted two civilian awards-Bharat Ratna & Padma Vibhushan in 1954. The Padma Vibhushan 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.

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In 2021 the President of India 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

SNNameFieldState/Country
1 Shinzo AbePublic AffairsJapan
2 S P Balasubramaniam

(Posthumous)

ArtTamil Nadu
3Dr. Belle Monappa HegdeMedicineKarnataka
4Narinder Singh Kapany

(Posthumous)

Science and EngineeringUnited States of

America

5Maulana Wahiduddin KhanOthers- SpiritualismDelhi
6B. B. LalOthers- ArchaeologyDelhi
7Sudarshan SahooArtOdisha

Padma Bhushan

8Krishnan Nair Shantakumari

Chithra

ArtKerala
9Tarun Gogoi

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsAssam
10Chandrashekhar KambaraLiterature and

Education

Karnataka
11Sumitra MahajanPublic AffairsMadhya Pradesh
12Nripendra MisraCivil ServiceUttar Pradesh
13Ram Vilas Paswan

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsBihar
14Keshubhai Patel

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsGujarat
15Kalbe Sadiq

(Posthumous)

Others-SpiritualismUttar Pradesh
16Rajnikant Devidas ShroffTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
17Tarlochan SinghPublic AffairsHaryana

Padma Shri

18Gulfam AhmedArtUttar Pradesh
19P. AnithaSportsTamil Nadu
20Rama Swamy AnnavarapuArtAndhra Pradesh
21Subbu ArumugamArtTamil Nadu
22Prakasarao AsavadiLiterature and EducationAndhra Pradesh
23Bhuri BaiArtMadhya Pradesh
24Radhe Shyam BarleArtChhattisgarh
25Dharma Narayan BarmaLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
26Lakhimi BaruahSocial WorkAssam
27Biren Kumar BasakArtWest Bengal
28Rajni BectorTrade and IndustryPunjab
29Peter BrookArtUnited Kingdom
30Sangkhumi BualchhuakSocial WorkMizoram
31Gopiram Bargayn BurabhakatArtAssam
32Bijoya ChakravartyPublic AffairsAssam
33Sujit ChattopadhyayLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
34Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous)Social WorkUttar Pradesh
35Tsultrim ChonjorSocial WorkLadakh
36Mouma DasSportsWest Bengal
37Srikant DatarLiterature and EducationUnited States of
America
38Narayan DebnathArtWest Bengal
39Chutni DeviSocial WorkJharkhand
40Dulari DeviArtBihar
41Radhe DeviArtManipur
42Shanti DeviSocial WorkOdisha
43Wayan DibiaArtIndonesia
44Dadudan GadhaviLiterature & EducationGujarat
45Parshuram Atmaram GangavaneArtMaharashtra
46Jai Bhagwan GoyalLiterature and EducationHaryana
47Jagadish Chandra HalderLiterature and EducationWest Bengal
48Mangal Singh HazowaryLiterature and EducationAssam
49Anshu JamsenpaSportsArunachal Pradesh
50Purnamasi JaniArtOdisha
51Matha B. Manjamma JogatiArtKarnataka
52Damodaran KaithapramArtKerala
53Namdeo C KambleLiterature and EducationMaharashtra
54Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) * (Posthumous)ArtGujarat
55Rajat Kumar KarLiterature and EducationOdisha
56Rangasami Lakshminarayana KashyapLiterature and EducationKarnataka
57Prakash KaurSocial WorkPunjab
58Nicholas KazanasLiterature and EducationGreece
59K KesavasamyArtPuducherry
60Ghulam Rasool KhanArtJammu and
Kashmir
61Lakha KhanArtRajasthan
62Sanjida KhatunArtBangladesh
63Vinayak Vishnu KhedekarArtGoa
64Niru KumarSocial WorkDelhi
65LajwantiArtPunjab
66Rattan LalScience and EngineeringUnited States of
America
67Ali ManikfanOthers-GrassrootsLakshadweep
Innovation
68Ramachandra ManjhiArtBihar
69Dulal MankiArtAssam
70Nanadro B MarakOthers- AgricultureMeghalaya
71Rewben MashangvaArtManipur
72Chandrakant MehtaLiterature and EducationGujarat
73Dr. Rattan Lal MittalMedicinePunjab
74Madhavan NambiarSportsKerala
75Shyam Sundar PaliwalSocial WorkRajasthan
76Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji PandavMedicineDelhi
77Dr. J N Pande (Posthumous)MedicineDelhi
78Solomon PappaiahLiterature and Education- JournalismTamil Nadu
79PappammalOthers- AgricultureTamil Nadu
80Dr. Krishna Mohan PathiMedicineOdisha
81Jaswantiben Jamnadas PopatTrade and IndustryMaharashtra
82Girish PrabhuneSocial WorkMaharashtra
83Nanda PrustyLiterature and EducationOdisha
84K K Ramachandra PulavarArtKerala
85Balan PutheriLiterature and EducationKerala
86Birubala RabhaSocial WorkAssam
87Kanaka RajuArtTelangana
88Bombay Jayashri RamnathArtTamil Nadu
89Satyaram ReangArtTripura
90Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar SagdeoMedicineKerala
91Ashok Kumar SahuMedicineUttar Pradesh
92Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh SanjayMedicineUttarakhand
93Sindhutai SapkalSocial WorkMaharashtra
94Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous)Literature and EducationJammu and
95Roman SarmahLiterature and
Education- Journalism
Assam
96Imran ShahLiterature and EducationAssam
97Prem Chand SharmaOthers- AgricultureUttarakhand
98Arjun Singh ShekhawatLiterature and EducationRajasthan
99Ram Yatna ShuklaLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh
100Jitender Singh ShuntySocial WorkDelhi
101Kartar Paras Ram SinghArtHimachal Pradesh
102Kartar SinghArtPunjab
103Dr. Dilip Kumar SinghMedicineBihar
104Chandra Shekhar SinghOthers-AgricultureUttar Pradesh
105Sudha Hari Narayan SinghSportsUttar Pradesh
106Virender SinghSportsHaryana
107Mridula Sinha (Posthumous)Literature and EducationBihar
108K C Sivasankar (Posthumous)ArtTamil Nadu
109Guru Maa Kamali SorenSocial WorkWest Bengal
110Marachi SubburamanSocial WorkTamil Nadu
111P Subramanian (Posthumous)Trade and IndustryTamil Nadu
112Nidumolu SumathiArtAndhra Pradesh
113Kapil TiwariLiterature and EducationMadhya Pradesh
114Father Vallés (Posthumous)Literature and EducationSpain
115Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous)MedicineTamil Nadu
116Sridhar VembuTrade and IndustryTamil Nadu
117K Y VenkateshSportsKarnataka
118Usha YadavLiterature and EducationUttar Pradesh
119Col Quazi Sajjad Ali ZahirPublic AffairsBangladesh

* In duo case, the award is counted as one.

The Padma Awards are conferred as per the recommendations of the Padma Awards Committee constituted by the Prime Minister every year. The nomination process for the award is open to the public. Even self-nomination can be made. These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.

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