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Padma Awards-2015
Jan 29, 2015

Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, were announced on Sunday. The awards 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.

This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 104 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 17 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 17 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 4 Posthumous awardees.

Padma Vibhushan

L.K. Advani-Public Affairs; Amitabh Bachchan-Art; Prakash Singh Badal-Public Affairs; Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade-Social Work; Dilip Kumar-Art; Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya-Others; Prof. Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan-Science and Engineering; Kottayan K. Venugopal-Public Affairs; Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner)-Trade and Industry-France/UK.

Padma Bhushan

Jahnu Barua-Art; Dr. Vijay Bhatkar-Science and Engineering; Swapan Dasgupta-Literature and Education; Swami Satyamitranand Giri-Others; N. Gopalaswami-Civil Service; Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap-Public Affairs; Dr. (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj-Art; Dr. Ambrish Mithal-Medicine; Sudha Ragunathan-Art; Shri Harish Salve-Public Affairs; Dr. Ashok Seth-Medicine; Rajat Sharma-Literature and Education; Satpal-Sport; Shivakumara Swami-Others; Dr. Kharag Singh Valdiya-Science and Engineering; Prof Manjul Bhargava (NRI/PIO)-Science and Engineering-USA; David Frawley (Vamadeva) (Foreigner)-Others-USA; Bill Gates (Foreigner)-Social Work-USA; Melinda Gates (Foreigner)-Social Work-USA Saichiro Misumi (Foreigner)-Others-Japan.

Padma Shri

Dr. Manjula Anagani-Medicine; S. Arunan-Science and Engineering; Kanyakumari Avasarala-Art; Dr. Bettina Sharada Baumer-Literature and Education; Naresh Bedi-Art; Ashok Bhagat-Social Work; Sanjay Leela Bhansali-Art; Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora-Literature and Education; Dr. Gyan Chaturvedi-Literature and Education; Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Kumar Chawla-Medicine; Jayakumari Chikkala-Medicine; Bibek Debroy-Literature and Education; Dr. Sarungbam Bimola Kumari Devi-Medicine; Dr. Ashok Gulati-Public Affairs; Dr. Randeep Guleria-Medicine; Dr. K.P. Haridas-Medicine; Rahul Jain-Art; Ravindra Jain-Art; Dr. Sunil Jogi-Literature and Education; Prasoon Joshi-Art; Dr. Prafulla Kar-Art; Saba Anjum-Sports; Ushakiran Khan-Literature and Education; Dr. Rajesh Kotecha-Medicine; Prof. Alka Kriplani-Medicine; Dr. Harsh Kumar-Medicine; Narayana Purushothama Mallaya-Literature & Education; Lambert Mascarenhas-Literature and Education; Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan-Social Work; Veerendra Raj Mehta-Social Work; Tarak Mehta-Art; Neil Herbert Nongkynrih (Art); Chewang Norphel-Others; T.V. Mohandas Pai-Trade and Industry; Dr. Tejas Patel-Medicine; Jadav Molai Peyang-Others; Bimla Poddar-Others; Dr. N Prabhakar-Science and Engg; Dr. Prahalada-Science and Engg; Dr. Narendra Prasad-Medicine; Ram Bahadur Rai-Literature and Education; Mithali Raj-Sports; P.V. Rajaraman-Civil Service; Prof. J.S. Rajput-Literature and Education; Kota Srinivasa Rao-Art; Prof. Bimal Roy-Literature and Education; Shekhar Sen-Art; Gunvant Shah-Literature and Education; Brahmdev Sharma-Literature and Education; Manu Sharma-Literature and Education; Prof. Yog Raj Sharma-Medicine; Vasant Shastri-Science and Engg; S.K. Shivkumar-Science and Engg; P.V. Sindhu-Sports; Sardara Singh-Sports; Arunima Sinha-Sports; Mahesh Raj Soni-Art; Dr. Nikhil Tandon-Medicine; H Thegtse Rinpoche-Social Work; Dr. Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi-Medicine; Huang Baosheng-Others; Prof. Jacques Blamont-Science and Engg; Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin-Others (Posthumous); Jean-Claude Carriere-Literature and Education-France; Dr. Nandrajan 'Raj' Chetty-Literature and Education-France ; George L Hart-Others-USA; Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja-Others-Portugal; Meetha Lal Mehta-Social Work (Posthumous); Tripti Mukherjee-Art-USA; Dr Dattatreyudu Nori-Medicine-USA; Dr. Raghu Rama Pillarisetti (Medicine)-USA; Dr. Saumitra Rawat-Medicine-UK; Prof. Annette Schmiedchen (Literature and Education)-Germany; Pran Kumar Sharma (Pran)-Art (Posthumous); R. Vasudevan-Civil Service (Posthumous).


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