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Padma Awards 2017 announced

Sharad Pawar, U R Rao, K J Yesudas and Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev to be honoured with Padma Vibhushan.
Anuradha Paudwal, Kailash Kher and Bhawana Somaaya to get Padma Shri


New Delhi | Mumbai : January 25, 2016
 
Veteran politician and NCP leader Sharad Pawar, noted space scientist and former Chairman of ISRO as well as Prasar Bharati, Dr. U.R.Rao, playback singer K J Yesudas, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev and former Union HRD Minister Prof. Murli Manohar Joshi are among the seven persons to be conferred the coveted Padma Vibhushan Awards this year.
 
Noted music composer and founder of Mohan Veena, Vishwa Mohan Bhat and Mumbai’s noted Gastroenterologits Dr. Tehemton Udwadia are among those to be honoured with the Padma Bhushan Awards. Noted columnist Cho Ramaswamy will be awarded posthomously
 
Playback singers Anuradha Paudwal and Kailash Kher, noted film journalist Bhavana Somaaya and the celebrity chef and cookery show presenter Sanjeev Kapoor are the prominent names from Maharashtra included in the Padma Shri list of 75 persons. Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik, Deepa Karmakar and Vikas Gowda are prominent among the sportspersons to get the Padma Shri
 
State wise, Maharashtra has got the maximum 8 Padma Awards, followed by Tamil Nadu and Gujarat 7 each,  Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana 6 each and UP and Delhi 5 each.
 
Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country  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.
 
These awards are conferred by the President of India at a ceremonial functions which are held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.
 
 
 
Complete list is as follows
PADMA VIBHUSHAN
 
Sl. No
Name
Field
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
 
PADMA BHUSHAN
 
Sl. No.
Name
Field
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
Others-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
           
PADMA SHRI
 
Sl. No
Name
Field
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
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 & Education-Journalism
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
 
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