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Fali Nariman, Khushwant Singh among Padma Vibhushan awardees

Last updated on: January 26, 2007 01:57 IST

Noted jurist Fali Nariman, well-known litterateur Khushwant Singh and former chief justice P N Bhagwati were on Thursday named for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan awards, while leading writer Javed Akhtar and telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal figure in the list of this year's Padma Bhushan awardees.

Leading industrialist J J Irani, Pepsi chief Indra Nooyi, Suzuki Motor Corporation chief O Suzuki, IIM (Ahmedabad) director Bakul Dholakia and well known American writer Amitav Ghosh are among 32 people chosen for the Padma Bhushan.

The list of 79 Padma Shri awardees include noted educationist Mushirul Hassan, writer Vikram Seth, rights activist Teesta Setalvad, who had taken up the cases of Gujarat riots victims, golfer Jeev Milkha Singh and chess player K Humpy.

For the third consecutive year, there was no name selected for the highest civilian award -- Bharat Ratna.

The Padma Vibhushan awards also went to Balu Sankaran (Medicine), Centre's pointsman on Kashmir N N Vohra, career diplomat Naresh Chandra, noted economist Raja J Chelliah, E C George (Scientist) and former SAIL chairman V Krishnamurthy. Noted litteratuer Raja Rao was selected for Padma Vibushan posthumously. 

Besides Mittal, other prominent among those selected for this year's Padma Bushan awards are noted academician Bhikhu Parekh (UK), well-known vocalist brother duo Rajan and Sajan Mishra, eminent social worker V Mohini Giri and Justice K T Thomas.

Among those chosen for Padma Shri are noted Bharati Natyam exponent Geeta Chandran, Nasscom chairman Kiran Karnik, noted historian and vice chancellor of Jamia Millia University Mushirul Hassan and pop singer Remo Fernandes.

Following is the list of Padma awardees for this year:

Padma Vibhushan:

Balu Sankaran (Medicine); Fali Sam Nariman (Public Affairs); Khushwant Singh (Literature and Education); N N Vohra (Civil Service); Naresh Chandra (Civil Service); Justice (Retd) P N Bhagwati (Public Affairs); Late Shri Raja Rao (Posthumous) (Literature and Education) USA; Raja Jesudoss Chelliah (Public Affairs); Sudarshan Erinackal Chandy George (Science and Engineering) USA; and Venkataraman Krishnamurthy (Civil Service). 

Padma Bhushan:

Bhikhu Parekh (Literature and Education) UK; Late C P Saikia (Posthumous) (Literature Assam); Ela Gandhi (Public Affairs) South Africa; Rev Father Gabriel (Literature and Education) Kerala; Gopaldas Neeraj (Literature and Education) Uttar Pradesh; Gurcharan Singh Kalkat (Science) Chandigarh; Indra Nooyi (Trade and Industry) USA; Jamshed J Irani (Trade and Industry) Maharashtra; Javed Jan Nisaar Akhtar (Literature and Education) Maharashtra; Jeffrey D Sachs (Literature and Education) USA; Justice K T Thomas (Public Affairs) Kerala; Kavalam Narayan Panikkar (Art) Kerala; Captain L Z Sailo (Literature and Education) Mizoram; Manju Sharma (Science and Engineering) Delhi; N Mahalingam (Trade and Industry) Tamil Nadu; O Suzuki (Trade and Industry) Japan; Prithipal Singh Maini (Medicine) Delhi; Pandit Rajan Misra (Art) Delhi; Ramankutty Nair (Art) Kerala; Pandit Sajan Misra (Art) Delhi; Saroj Ghose (Science and Engineering) West Bengal; Shiv Kumar Sarin (Medicine) Delhi; Vaidya Shriram Sharma (Medicine) Maharashtra; Late Somnath Hore (Posthumous) (Art) West Bengal; Sunil Bharti Mittal (Trade and Industry) Delhi; Syed Haider Raza (Art) France; Hakim Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri (Medicine) WB; T N Srinivasan (Literature and Education) USA; Tapan Ray Chaudhuri (Literature and Education) UK; Tyeb Mehta (Art) Maharashtra; V Mohini Giri (Social Work) Delhi; and Vilayanur Ramachandaran (Science and Engineering) USA.

Padma Shri:

A Sivasailam (Trade and Industry) Tamil Nadu; Adya Prasad Mishra (Literature) UP; Amitav Ghosh (Literature and Education) USA; Ananda M Chakrabarty (Science and Engineering); Ananda Shankar Jayant (Art) Andhra Pradesh; Anoop Misra (Medicine) Delhi; Ashok Kumar Hemal (Medicine) Delhi; Astad Aderbad Deboo (Art) Maharashtra; Atul Kumar (Medicine) Delhi; B Paul Thaliath (Medicine) Uttar Pradesh; Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia (Education) Gujarat; Balbir Singh (Medicine) Delhi; Baldev Raj (Science and Engineering) Tamil Nadu; Bharath Balachandra Menon (Art) Kerala; Late Devindra Rahinwal (Posthumous), (Social Work); Dilip K Biswas (Science and Engineering); Gajendra Narayan Singh (Art) Bihar; Geeta Chandran (Art) Delhi; Giriraj Kishore (Literature and Education) UP; Rajmata Goverdan Kumari (Art) Gujarat; Harpinder Singh Chawla (Medicine) Chandigarh; Jeev Milkha Singh (Sports) Punjab; K R Palaniswamy (Medicine) Tamil Nadu; Khalid Zaheer (Social Work) Uttaranchal; Kharak Singh Valdiya (Engineering) Karnataka; Kiran Karnik (Science and Engineering) Delhi; Koneru Humpy (Sports) Andhra Pradesh; Lalit Pande (Environment Protection) Uttaranchal; Louis Remo Fernandes (Art) Goa; M Mohan Babu (Art) Andhra Pradesh; Mahadev Prasad Pandey (Literature and Education); Mahipal S Sachdev (Medicine) Delhi; Manjunath Cholenahally Nanjappa (Medicine) Karnataka; Mayilvahanan Natarajan (Medicine) Tamil Nadu; Meenakshi Gopinath (Literature and Education) Delhi; Miriam L'vovna Salganik (Literature and Education); Mohsin Wali (Medicine) Delhi; Mujtaba Hussain (Literature and Education) AP; Mushirul Hassan (Literature and Education) Delhi; Naina Lal Kidwai (Trade and Industry) Maharashtra; Narmada Prasad Gupta (Medicine) Delhi; Neelamani Devi (Art) Manipur; P Gopinathan (Art) Kerala; P R Thilagam (Art) Tamil Nadu; Pannuru Sripathy (Art) Andhra Pradesh; Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy (Medicine) Tamil Nadu; Pratibha Ray (Literature and Education) Orissa; Pushpa Hans (Art) Delhi; Rabinder Gokaldas Ahuja (Sea Cadet Corps Management); Rajinder Gupta (Trade and Industry) Punjab; Ravi Narayan Bastia (Science and Engineering) Maharashtra; Late Ravindra Dayal (Literature & Education) Delhi; Rostislav Borisovich Rybakov (Literature and Education); Runa Banerjee (Social Work) Uttar Pradesh; S Dhakshinamurthy Pillai (Art) Tamil Nadu; Sister S M Cyril (Social Work) Ireland; Shanti Hiranand (Art) Delhi; Shashikala Jawalkar (Art) Maharashtra; Shekhar Pathak (Literature and Education); Sheo Bhagwan Tibrewal, (Medicine) United Kingdom; Sonam Skalzang (Art) Jammu & Kashmir; Sonam Tshering Lepcha (Art) Sikkim; Sudhir Kumar Sopory (Science and Engineering); Sukumar Azhikode (Literature and Education) Kerala; Sushil Gupta (Social Work) Delhi; Syeda Saiyidain Hameed (Public Affairs) Delhi; T S Rangarajan (Literature and Education) Tamil Nadu;  Tarla Dalal (Cookery) Maharashtra; Teesta Setalvad (Public Affairs) Maharashtra; Temsula Ao (Literature and Education) Assam; Thanu Padmanabhan (Science and Engineering) Maharashtra; T Kochandy Alex (Science and Engineering) Karnataka; Thingbaijam Babu Singh (Art) Manipur; Lama Thupten Phuntsok (Social Work) Arunachal Pradesh; Valayapatti A R Subramaniam (Art) Tamil Nadu; Vijaydan Detha (Literature and Education) Rajasthan; Vikram Seth (Literature and Education) United Kingdom; Waman Thakre (Art) Madhya Pradesh and Yusufkhan M Pathan (Literature and Education).

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