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

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




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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.




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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. Awardee Prominence 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

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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. Awardee Prominence State
1. Shri Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art-Music Rajasthan
2. Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
3. Shri Tehemton Udwadia Medicine Maharashtra
4. Shri Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism Gujarat
5. Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati Yoga Bihar
6. H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) Literature & Education Thailand
7. Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous) Literature & Education – Journalism Tamil Nadu

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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.

Awardee Prominence State
1. Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music



Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
3. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music



Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh
5. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema



Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala
7. Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance



Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
9. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting



Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan
11. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture



Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha
13. Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music



Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala
15. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music



Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand
17. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music



Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra
19. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre



Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana
21. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service



Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi
23. Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education



Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
25. Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education



Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
27. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education



Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
29. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education



Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
31. Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education

Tamil Nadu


Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
33. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education



Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
35. Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education Journalism



Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education Journalism Maharashtra
37. Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education Journalism



Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
39. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine

Madhya Pradesh


Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
41. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine

Uttar Pradesh


Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
43. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine



Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Medicine Chandigarh
45. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology



Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
47. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art



Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
49. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering



Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
51. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering

Andhra Pradesh


Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam


Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana


Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work


55. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work

West Bengal


Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal

Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide

Social Work

Tamil Nadu


Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work



Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
60. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket



Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
62. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw



Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
64. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics

Tamil Nadu


Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
66. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey



Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana
68. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry



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



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

Tamil Nadu


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


75. Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work


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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 2018 List  


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