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Padma Vibhushan for Gen Rawat, Kalyan Singh; Padma Bhushan for Azad

Last updated on: January 25, 2022 22:54 IST

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Hindutva poster boy late Kalyan Singh, India's first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and former West Bengal Chief Minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in New Delhi selected on Tuesday for this year's Padma awards.

IMAGE: The CDS, Gen Bipin Rawat. Photograph: ANI Photo.

Singh and General Rawat who died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu last month were conferred Padama Vibushan, the country's second-highest civilian award, along with 88-year-old Indian classical vocalist Prabha Atre and the late Radheshyam Khemka, former chairman of Geeta Press, which publishes Hindu religious books.

The Babri Masjid was demolished when Singh was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

He resigned following the demolition, even as the then Union government dismissed the Bharatiya Janata Party dispensation in the state. Singh died last year

 

No names were announced for Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, which was last awarded in 2019 to former President Pranab Mukherjee, social reformer Nanaji Deshmukh and noted singer Bhupen Hazarika.

Cyrus Poonawalla of the Serum Institute of India, which manufactured COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, and Krishna Ella and Suchitra Ella of Bharat Biotech, which produced India's indigenous coronavirus vaccine Covaxin, were also given Padma Bhushan.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, chairperson of Tata Group Natarajan Chandrasekaran were conferred Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award.

Late Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa, actor Victor Banerjee and former Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi were also named for Padma Bhushan.

Senior Congress leader Azad, former West Bengal chief minister Bhattacharjee, US-based culinary expert Madhur Jaffrey, Paralympic javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, religious teacher from Gujarat Swami Sachidanand were among the 17 Padma Bhushan awardees.

Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra and singer Sonu Nigam were awarded Padma Shri.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the President approved conferment of 128 Padma Awards, including two duo cases, this year. In a duo case, the award is counted as one.

The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri awards.

Thirty-four of the awardees are women and the list also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 13 posthumous awardees.

Among the awardees include many 'unsung heroes' who have been contributing to the society through different ways.

The Narendra Modi government has been honouring many such 'unsung heroes' with Padma awards since 2014.

Padma Awards are conferred in three categories, namely Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

The awards are given in various disciplines or 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.

Padma Vibhushan (4)
SNNameFieldState / Country
1 Ms. Prabha Atre Art Maharashtra
2 Shri Radheyshyam Khemka
(Posthumous)
Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
3 General Bipin Rawat
(Posthumous)
Civil Service Uttarakhand
4 Shri Kalyan Singh
(Posthumous)
Public Affairs Uttar Pradesh
Padma Bhushan (17)
5 Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad Public Affairs Jammu and Kashmir
6 Shri Victor Banerjee Art West Bengal
7 Ms. Gurmeet Bawa
(Posthumous)
Art Punjab
8 Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Public Affairs West Bengal
9 Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran Trade and Industry Maharashtra
10 Shri Krishna Ella and Smt. Suchitra
Ella* (Duo)
Trade and Industry Telangana
11 Ms. Madhur Jaffery Others-Culinary United States of
America
12 Shri Devendra Jhajharia Sports Rajasthan
13 Shri Rashid Khan Art Uttar Pradesh
14 Shri Rajiv Mehrishi Civil Service Rajasthan
15 Shri Satya Narayana Nadella Trade and Industry United States of
America
16 Shri Sundararajan Pichai Trade and Industry United States of
America
17 Shri Cyrus Poonawalla Trade and Industry Maharashtra
18 Shri Sanjaya Rajaram
(Posthumous)
Science and Engineering Mexico
19 Ms. Pratibha Ray Literature and Education Odisha
20 Swami Sachidanand Literature and Education Gujarat
21 Shri Vashishth Tripathi Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
Padma Shri (107)
22 Shri Prahlad Rai Agarwala Trade and Industry West Bengal
23 Prof. Najma Akhtar Literature and Education Delhi
24 Shri Sumit Antil Sports Haryana
25 Shri T Senka Ao Literature and Education Nagaland
26 Ms. Kamalini Asthana and Ms. Nalini Asthana* (Duo) Art Uttar Pradesh
27 Shri Subbanna Ayyappan Science and Engineering Karnataka
28 Shri J K Bajaj Literature and Education Delhi
29 Shri Sirpi Balasubramaniam Literature and Education Tamil Nadu
30 Srimad Baba Balia Social Work Odisha
31 Ms. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay Science and Engineering West Bengal
32 Ms. Madhuri Barthwal Art Uttarakhand
33 Shri Akhone Asgar Ali Basharat Literature and Education Ladakh
34 Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar Medicine Maharashtra
35 Shri Harmohinder Singh Bedi Literature and Education Punjab
36 Shri Pramod Bhagat Sports Odisha
37 Shri S Ballesh Bhajantri Art Tamil Nadu
38 Shri Khandu Wangchuk Bhutia Art Sikkim
39 Shri Maria Christopher Byrski Literature and Education Poland
40 Acharya Chandanaji Social Work Bihar
41 Ms. Sulochana Chavan Art Maharashtra
42 Shri Neeraj Chopra Sports Haryana
43 Ms. Shakuntala Choudhary Social Work Assam
44 Shri Sankaranarayana Menon
Chundayil
Sports Kerala
45 Shri S Damodaran Social Work Tamil Nadu
46 Shri Faisal Ali Dar Sports Jammu and
Kashmir
47 Shri Jagjit Singh Dardi Trade and Industry Chandigarh
48 Dr. Prokar Dasgupta Medicine United Kingdom
49 Shri Aditya Prasad Dash Science and Engineering Odisha
50 Dr. Lata Desai Medicine Gujarat
51 Shri Malji bhai Desai Public Affairs Gujarat
52 Ms. Basanti Devi Social Work Uttarakhand
53 Ms. Lourembam Bino Devi Art Manipur
54 Ms. Muktamani Devi Trade and Industry Manipur
55 Ms. Shyamamani Devi Art Odisha
56 Shri Khalil Dhantejvi
(Posthumous)
Literature and Education Gujarat
57 Shri Savaji Bhai Dholakia Social Work Gujarat
58 Shri Arjun Singh Dhurve Art Madhya Pradesh
59 Dr. Vijaykumar Vinayak Dongre Medicine Maharashtra
60 Shri Chandraprakash Dwivedi Art Rajasthan
61 Shri Dhaneswar Engti Literature and Education Assam
62 Shri Om Prakash Gandhi Social Work Haryana
63 Shri Narasimha Rao Garikapati Literature and Education Andhra Pradesh
64 Shri Girdhari Ram Ghonju
(Posthumous)
Literature and Education Jharkhand
65 Shri Shaibal Gupta
(Posthumous)
Literature and Education Bihar
66 Shri Narasingha Prasad Guru Literature and Education Odisha
67 Shri Gosaveedu Shaik Hassan
(Posthumous)
Art Andhra Pradesh
68 Shri Ryuko Hira Trade and Industry Japan
69 Ms. Sosamma Iype Others - Animal
Husbandry
Kerala
70 Shri Avadh Kishore Jadia Literature and Education Madhya Pradesh
71 Ms. Sowcar Janaki Art Tamil Nadu
72 Ms. Tara Jauhar Literature and Education Delhi
73 Ms. Vandana Kataria Sports Uttarakhand
74 Shri H R Keshavamurthy Art Karnataka
75 Shri Rutger Kortenhorst Literature and Education Ireland
76 Shri P Narayana Kurup Literature and Education Kerala
77 Ms. Avani Lekhara Sports Rajasthan
78 Shri Moti Lal Madan Science and Engineering Haryana
79 Shri Shivnath Mishra Art Uttar Pradesh
80 Dr. Narendra Prasad Misra
(Posthumous)
Medicine Madhya Pradesh
81 Shri Darshanam Mogilaiah Art Telangana
82 Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra
(Posthumous)
Civil Service Delhi
83 Shri Thavil Kongampattu A V Murugaiyan Art Puducherry
84 Ms. R Muthukannammal Art Tamil Nadu
85 Shri Abdul Khader Nadakattin Others - Grassroots
Innovation
Karnataka
86 Shri Amai Mahalinga Naik Others - Agriculture Karnataka
87 Shri Tsering Namgyal Art Ladakh
88 Shri A K C Natarajan Art Tamil Nadu
89 Shri V L Nghaka Literature and Education Mizoram
90 Shri Sonu Nigam Art Maharashtra
91 Shri Ram Sahay Panday Art Madhya Pradesh
92 Shri Chirapat Prapandavidya Literature and Education Thailand
93 Ms. K V Rabiya Social Work Kerala
94 Shri Anil Kumar Rajvanshi Science and Engineering Maharashtra
95 Shri Sheesh Ram Art Uttar Pradesh
96 Shri Ramachandraiah Art Telangana
97 Dr. Sunkara Venkata Adinarayana
Rao
Medicine Andhra Pradesh
98 Ms. Gamit Ramilaben Raysingbhai Social Work Gujarat
99 Ms. Padmaja Reddy Art Telangana
100 Guru Tulku Rinpoche Others - Spiritualism Arunachal Pradesh
101 Shri Brahmanand Sankhwalkar Sports Goa
102 Shri Vidyanand Sarek Literature and Education Himachal Pradesh
103 Shri Kali Pada Saren Literature and Education West Bengal
104 Dr. Veeraswamy Seshiah Medicine Tamil Nadu
105 Ms. Prabhaben Shah Social Work Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
106 Shri Dilip Shahani Literature and Education Delhi
107 Shri Ram Dayal Sharma Art Rajasthan
108 Shri Vishwamurti Shastri Literature and Education Jammu and
Kashmir
109 Ms. Tatiana Lvovna Shaumyan Literature and Education Russia
110 Shri Siddhalingaiah
(Posthumous)
Literature and Education Karnataka
111 Shri Kaajee Singh Art West Bengal
112 Shri Konsam Ibomcha Singh Art Manipur
113 Shri Prem Singh Social Work Punjab
114 Shri Seth Pal Singh Others - Agriculture Uttar Pradesh
115 Ms. Vidya Vindu Singh Literature and Education Uttar Pradesh
116 Baba Iqbal Singh Ji Social Work Punjab
117 Dr. Bhimsen Singhal Medicine Maharashtra
118 Shri Sivananda Others - Yoga Uttar Pradesh
119 Shri Ajay Kumar Sonkar Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
120 Ms. Ajita Srivastava Art Uttar Pradesh
121 Sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya
Swami
Others - Spiritualism Goa
122 Dr. Balaji Tambe
(Posthumous)
Medicine Maharashtra
123 Shri Raghuvendra Tanwar Literature and Education Haryana
124 Dr. Kamlakar Tripathi Medicine Uttar Pradesh
125 Ms. Lalita Vakil Art Himachal Pradesh
126 Ms. Durga Bai Vyam Art Madhya Pradesh
127 Shri Jyantkumar Maganlal Vyas Science and Engineering Gujarat
128 Ms. Badaplin War Literature and Education Meghalaya

 

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