profile-img
Abhilasha G @Eduncle posted an Article
February 6, 2017 • 12:00 am

Padma Awards 2017, History, and Complete List of Padma Awardees

  • 0 Likes

Padma Awards 2017, History, and Complete List of Padma Awardees

 

 

 

"Appreciations is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts"

 

A beautiful quote by Alan Cohen simply explains the power and necessity of appreciation and honoring. Appreciating an individual having an artistic trace in his/her work make them realize their ability to contribute towards their society and country.

 

For empowering and encouraging the brilliance, Indian honor system bestows awards on individuals who have brought India accolades and pride by contributing exemplary through their knowledge and skills, in different social, political, economic, sports, arts, music, science, technology, and other fields.

 

 

 

Register at Eduncle to Download Free Sample Study Materials for all Competitive Exams i.e. IBPS, SSC, RRB, IIT JAM, UGC NET, CSIR NET etc.

 

 

In Indian honour system, Padma Awards are one the highest civilian awards announced every year. These awards can be asked in current affairs’ section of various competitive exams like SSC, IBPS, RRB etc. In this article, we are giving you complete details of Padma Awards and the complete list of awardees of Padma Awards 2017.

 

 

 

Know All About Padma Awards: History, significance & determination

 

 

In the year 1954, the Government of India had introduced two major civilian awards named Bharat Ratna and “Padma Vibhushan”. Bharat Ratna as the highest civilian award and Padma Vibhushan as the second highest civilian award of our country.

 

Padma Vibhushan was then divided into three classes; Pahela Varg, Dusra Varg, and Teesra Varg. Later all these classes were renamed as Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shree respectively.

 

There is no distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. The standards for the award include “service in any field including service rendered by Government servants” including doctors and scientists, but excludes those working with the public-sector undertakings.

 

 

The award recognizes work of individuals in the following Fields

 

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, Siddha, 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.)

 

 

 

Every year, on the occasion of Republic Day (26th January) Padma Awards are announced in these three categories. 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 President of India usually presents the award in the month of March/April. the awardees are presented a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medallion.

 

 

For the year 2017, the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons comprising 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan, and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. In this list 19 of the awardees are women, there are 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees.

 

Below, we are providing you the list of awardees for Padma Awards 2017.

 

 

 

Padma Vibhushan - Second Highest Civilian Award of India

 

 

Padma Vibhushan is considered as the second highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna. It was introduced on 2nd January 1954. The award is presented for “exceptional and distinguished service”.

 

A total of 7 persons selected as awardees for 2017 Padma Vibhushan Award.

 

Padma Vibhushan Awardees 2017

 

List of 2017 Padma Vibhushan Awardees

 

S. No.AwardeeProminenceState
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

Click here to download the pdf file

 

 

 

Padma Bhushan - Third Highest Civilian Award of India

 

 

Padma Bhushan is considered as the third highest civilian award after Padma Vibhushan. The award was established on 2 January 1954 by the president of India. The award is presented for “distinguished service of a high order”.

 

A total of 7 persons selected as awardees for 2017 Padma Bhushan Award.

 

Padma Bhushan Awardees 2017

 

List of 2017 Padma Bhushan Awardees

 

S. No.AwardeeProminenceState
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 SaraswatiYogaBihar
6.H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)Literature & EducationThailand
7.Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous)Literature & Education – JournalismTamil Nadu

Click here to download the pdf file

 

 

 

Padma Shree - Fourth Highest Civilian Award of India

 

 

Padma Shree is considered as the fourth highest civilian award after Padma Bhushan. The award was established on 2 January 1954 by the president of India. The award is presented for “distinguished service”.

 

A total of 75 persons selected as awardees for 2017 Padma Shree Award.

 

Padma Shree Awardees 2017

 

List of 2017 Padma Shree Awardees

 

S. No.

AwardeeProminenceState
1.Smt. Basanti BishtArt-Music

Uttarakhand

2.

Shri T K MurthyArt-MusicTamil Nadu
3.Shri Laishram Birendrakumar SinghArt-Music

Manipur

4.

Shri Krishna Ram ChaudharyArt-MusicUttar Pradesh
5.Shri Sadhu MeherArt-Cinema

Odisha

6.

Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman NairArt-DanceKerala
7.Smt. Aruna MohantyArt-Dance

Odisha

8.

Smt. Bharathi VishnuvardhanArt-CinemaKarnataka
9.Smt. Baoa DeviArt-Painting

Bihar

10.

Shri Tilak GitaiArt-PaintingRajasthan
11.Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri RaoArt-Sculpture

Telangana

12.

Shri Jitendra HaripalArt-MusicOdisha
13.Shri Kailash KherArt-Music

Maharashtra

14.

Smt. Parassala B PonnammalArt-MusicKerala
15.Smt. Sukri BommagowdaArt-Music

Karnataka

16.

Shri Mukund NayakArt-MusicJharkhand
17.Shri Purushottam UpadhyayArt-Music

Gujarat

18.

Smt. Anuradha PaudwalArt-MusicMaharashtra
19.Shri Wareppa Naba NilArt-Theatre

Manipur

20.

Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman ChowdaryCivil ServiceTelangana
21.Shri T.K. ViswanathanCivil Service

Haryana

22.

Shri Kanwal SibalCivil ServiceDelhi
23.Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo MuringlaLiterature & Education

Sikkim

24.

Smt. Eli AhmedLiterature & EducationAssam
25.Dr. Narendra KohliLiterature & Education

Delhi

26.

Prof. G. VenkatasubbiahLiterature & EducationKarnataka
27.Shri Akkitham Achyuthan NamboothiriLiterature & Education

Kerala

28.

Shri Kashi Nath PanditaLiterature & EducationJammu & Kashmir
29.Shri Chamu Krishna ShastryLiterature & Education

Delhi

30.

Shri Harihar Kripalu TripathiLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
31.Shri Michel DaninoLiterature & Education

Tamil Nadu

32.

Shri Punam SuriLiterature & EducationDelhi
33.Shri VG PatelLiterature & Education

Gujarat

34.

Smt. V KoteswarammaLiterature & EducationAndhra Pradesh
35.Shri Balbir DuttLiterature & Education Journalism

Jharkhand

36.

Smt. Bhawana SomaayaLiterature & Education JournalismMaharashtra
37.Shri Vishnu PandyaLiterature & Education Journalism

Gujarat

38.

Dr. Subroto DasMedicineGujarat
39.Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti YadavMedicine

Madhya Pradesh

40.

Dr. Mohammed Abdul WaheedMedicineTelangana
41.Dr. Madan Madhav GodboleMedicine

Uttar Pradesh

42.

Dr. Devendra Dayabhai PatelMedicineGujarat
43.Prof. Harkishan SinghMedicine

Chandigarh

44.

Dr. Mukut Minz MedicineMedicineChandigarh
45.Shri Arun Kumar SharmaOthers-Archaeology

Chhattisgarh

46.

Shri Sanjeev KapoorOthers-CulinaryMaharashtra
47.Smt. Meenakshi AmmaOthers-Martial Art

Kerala

48.

Shri Genabhai Dargabhai PatelOthers-AgricultureGujarat
49.Shri Chandrakant PithawaScience & Engineering

Telangana

50.

Prof. Ajoy Kumar RayScience & EngineeringWest Bengal
51.Shri Chintakindi MalleshamScience & Engineering

Andhra Pradesh

52.

Shri Jitendra Nath GoswamiScience & EngineeringAssam

53.

Shri Daripalli RamaiahSocial WorkTelangana

54.

Shri Girish BhardwajSocial Work

Karnataka

55.Shri Karimul HakSocial Work

West Bengal

56.

Shri Bipin GanatraSocial WorkWest Bengal
57.

Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide

Social Work

Tamil Nadu

58.

Shri Appasaheb DharmadhikariSocial Work

Maharashtra

59.

Baba Balbir Singh SeechewalSocial WorkPunjab
60.Shri Virat KohliSports-Cricket

Delhi

61.

Shri Shekar NaikSports-CricketKarnataka
62.Shri Vikasa GowdaSports-Discus Throw

Karnataka

63.

Smt. Deepa MalikSports-AthleticsHaryana
64.Shri Mariyappan ThangaveluSports-Athletics

Tamil Nadu

65.

Smt. Dipa KarmakarSports-GymnasticsTripura
66.Shri P R ShreejeshSports-Hockey

Kerala

67.

Smt. Sakshi MalikSports-WrestlingHaryana
68.Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama BodanapuTrade & Industry

Telangana

69.

Shri Imrat Khan (NRI/PIO)Art-MusicUSA
70.Shri Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO)Literature & Education

USA

71.

Shri H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO)Literature & Education JournalismUSA
72.Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon (Posthumous)Medicine

Tamil Nadu

73.

Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous)Others-ArchaeologyWest Bengal
74.Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous)Social Work

Maharashtra

75.Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner)Social Work

Nepal

Click here to download the pdf file

 

 

We have given here the complete updated list of the Padma Award 2017 awardees as announced on this Republic Day.

 

You can also go through the list of previous awardees of Padma Awards as given below:

 

 

Padma Awards 2016 ListPadma Awards 2015 List

 

 

 

Build up your basics for strong exam preparation, be it IBPS, SSC or Railways Exams prepare with Eduncle’s quality study aids. Download your Free Study Stuff!

 

 

 

Suggested Reads:

 

List of Nobel Prize Winners and Laureates Across the Globe in 2016! List of National Sports Awards 2016, Check out the Winners! 15 Amazing Facts You Might be Unaware About the Indian Constitution!

 

 

We have more to help you for your static GK and current affairs’ preparation.

 

To explore more at Eduncle be a regular follower and stay connected with us via our social media platforms:

 

Facebook YouTube

 

 

Thank You 

 

 

  • 0 Likes