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Padma Awards 2018

Padma Awards 2017: One of the highest Civilian Awards of the country, Padma Awards were conferred in three different categories – Padma Vibhushan (2nd highest civilian award), Padma Bhushan (3rd highest civilian award) and Padma Shri (4th highest civilian award). Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the country. We are now sharing the list of awardees of Padma Awards 2017.

Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan were instituted by Government of India in 1954. Padma Vibhushan was earlier presented in three different categories, namely Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg and Tisra Varg. They were finally renamed on 8th January, 1955 vide Presidential Notification as Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

padma awards 2018

Major highlights of padma awards 2018

  • Padma Awards are conferred every year on Republic Day (except for brief interruptions during the years 1978 and 1979 and 1993 to 1997).
  • Government servants including those working with PSUs, except doctors and scientists, are not eligible for these Awards.
  • Padma Awards are conferred in following categories –
    (a) Art (includes Music, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Cinema, Theatre etc.)
    (b) Social work (includes social service, charitable service, contribution in community projects etc.)
    (c) Public Affairs (includes Law, Public Life, Politics etc.)
    (d) Science & Engineering (includes Space Engineering, Nuclear Science, Information Technology, Research & Development in Science & its allied subjects etc.)
    (e) Trade & Industry (includes Banking, Economic Activities, Management, Promotion of Tourism, Business etc.)
    (f) Medicine (includes medical research, distinction/specialization in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Sidhha, Allopathy, Naturopathy etc.)
    (g) Literature & Education (includes Journalism, Teaching, Book composing, Literature, Poetry, Promotion of education, Promotion of literacy, Education Reforms etc.)
    (h) Civil Service (includes distinction/excellence in administration etc. by Government Servants)
    (i) Sports (includes popular Sports, Athletics, Adventure, Mountaineering, promotion of sports, Yoga etc.)
    (j) Others(fields not covered above and may include propagation of Indian Culture, protection of Human Rights, Wildlife protection/conservation etc.)
  • Padma awards 2017 are conferred on the recommendations of Padma Awards Committee, which is constituted by the Prime Minister every year. The Padma Awards Committee is headed by the Cabinet Secretary and also includes Home Secretary, Secretary to the President and four to six eminent persons as members.
  • Padma awards 2017 are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year..

Padma Awards 2018

Padma Vibhushan 2018 Winners 

S. No.

Name of the Awardee

Field

State

1.Shri K J YesudasArt-MusicKerala
2.Sadhguru Jaggi VasudevOthers-SpiritualismTamil Nadu
3.Shri Sharad PawarPublic AffairsMaharashtra
4.Shri Murli Manohar JoshiPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
5.Prof. Udipi Ramachandra RaoScience & EngineeringKarnataka
6.Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous)Public AffairsMadhya Pradesh
7.Late Shri PA Sangma

(Posthumous)

Public AffairsMeghalaya

padma awards 2018 Padma Bhushan 2018 Winners

S. No.

Name of the Awardee

Field

State

1.Shri Vishwa Mohan BhattArt-MusicRajasthan
2.Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad DwivediLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
3.Shri Tehemton UdwadiaMedicineMaharashtra
4.Shri Ratna Sundar MaharajOthers-SpiritualismGujarat
5.Swami Niranjana Nanda SaraswatiOthers-YogaBihar
6.H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)Literature & EducationThailand
7.Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous)Literature & Education –JournalismTamil Nadu

padma awards 2018 Padma Shri 2018 Winners

S. No.

Field

Name of the Awardees

1.Art – MusicSmt. Basanti Bisht, Shri T K Murthy, Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh, Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary, Shri Jitendra Haripal, Shri Kailash Kher, Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal, Smt. Sukri Bommagowda, Shri Mukund Nayak, Shri Purushottam Upadhyay, Smt. Anuradha Paudwal and Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO)
2.Art – DanceShri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair and Smt. Aruna Mohanty
3.Art – CinemaSmt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan and Shri Sadhu Meher
4.Art – PaintingSmt. Baoa Devi and Shri Tilak Gitai
5.Art – SculptureDr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao
6.Art – TheatreShri Wareppa Naba Nil
7.Civil ServiceShri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary, Shri T.K. Viswanathan and Shri Kanwal Sibal
8.Literature & EducationShri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla, Smt. Eli Ahmed, Dr. Narendra Kohli, Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah, Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri, Shri Kashi Nath Pandita, Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry, Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi, Shri Michel Danino, Shri Punam Suri, Shri VG Patel, Smt. V Koteswaramma and Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO).
9.Literature & Education – JournalismShri Balbir Dutt, Smt. Bhawana Somaaya, Shri Vishnu Pandya and Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO)
10.MedicineDr. Subroto Das, Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed, Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole, Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel, Prof. Harkishan Singh, Dr. Mukut Minz and Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous)
11.Others – ArcheologyShri Arun Kumar Sharma and Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous)
12.Others – CulinaryShri Sanjeev Kapoor
13.Others – Martial artsSmt. Meenakshi Amma
14.Others – AgricultureShri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel
15.Science & EngineeringShri Chandrakant Pithawa, Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray, Shri Chintakindi Mallesham and Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami
16.Social WorkShri Daripalli Ramaiah, Shri Girish Bhardwaj, Shri Karimul Hak, Shri Bipin Ganatra, Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide, Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari, Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous) and  Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner).
17.Sports – CricketShri Virat Kohli and Shri Shekar Naik
18.Sports – Discus ThrowShri Vikasa Gowda
19.Sports – AthleticsSmt. Deepa Malik and Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu
20.Sports – GymnasticsSmt. Dipa Karmakar
21.Sports – HockeyShri P R Shreejesh
22.Sports – WrestlingSmt. Sakshi Malik
23.Trade & IndustryShri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu

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