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Pranab presents Padma Awards

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Fri, Apr 05, 2013 07:44 hrs

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday conferred Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, to 108 personalities at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

The Padma Awards were announced by the government on Jan 26 in various fields with the President approving the conferment of 108 Padma Awards that featured names like cricketer Rahul Dravid, fashion designer Ritu Kumar and Bollywood performers like Sridevi, Sharmila Tagore and late superstar Rajesh Khanna.



The awards this year comprised four Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri Awards. At total of 24 of the awardees were women and the list also included 11 persons in the category of Foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and Posthumous awardees.

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

Comedian Jaspal Singh Bhatti, who died recently in a road mishap, was also among the recipients.

Tagore, Khanna, Dravid and Bhatti were all given Padma Bhushan. Sridevi got Padma Shri.

The Awards 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. The awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan sometime around March/ April.

Following is the list of the recipients:

Padma Vibhushan

  • Raghunath Mohapatra, Art, Orissa
  • S Haider Raza, Art, Delhi
  • Prof Yash Pal, Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh
  • Prof Roddam Narasimha, Science and Engineering, Karnataka

Padma Bhushan

  • Dr Ramanaidu Daggubati, Art, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sreeramamurthy Janaki, Art, Tamil Nadu
  • Dr (Smt) Kanak Rele, Art, Maharashtra
  • Sharmila Tagore, Art, Delhi
  • Dr (Smt) Saroja Vaidyanathan, Art, Delhi
  • Abdul Rashid Khan, Art, West Bengal
  • Late Rajesh Khanna, Art, Maharashtra
  • Late Jaspal Singh Bhatti, Art, Punjab
  • Shivajirao Girdhar Patil, Public Affairs, Maharashtra
  • Dr Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai, Science, Engineering Delhi
  • Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Science and Engineering, Delhi
  • Dr Ashoke Sen Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
  • B N Suresh, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
  • Prof Satya N Atluri, Science and Engineering, USA
  • Prof Jogesh Chandra Pati, Science and Engineering, USA
  • Ramamurthy Thyagarajan, Trade and Industry, Tamil Nadu
  • Adi Burjor Godrej, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra
  • Dr Nandkishore Shamrao Laud, Medicine, Maharashtra
  • Mangesh Padgaonkar, Literature and Education, Maharashtra
  • Prof Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Literature & Education USA
  • Hemendra Singh Panwar, Civil Service, Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Civil Service, Delhi
  • Rahul Dravid, Sports, Karnataka
  • H Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, Sports, Manipur
  • Padma Shri
  • Gajam Anjaiah, Art, Andhra Pradesh
  • Swami G C D Bharti alias Bharati Bandhu, Art, Chhattisgarh
  • B Jayashree, Art, Karnataka
  • Sridevi Kapoor, Art, Maharashtra
  • Kailash Chandra Meher, Art, Orissa
  • Brahmdeo Ram Pandit, Art, Maharashtra
  • Vishwanath D Patekar alias Nana Patekar, Art, Maharashtra
  • R Nageswara Rao alias Surabhi Babji, Art, Andhra Pradesh
  • Lakshmi Narayana Sathiraju, Art, Tamil Nadu
  • Jaymala Shiledar, Art, Maharashtra
  • Suresh Dattatray Talwalkar, Art, Maharashtra
  • P Madhavan Nair alias Madhu, Art, Kerala
  • Apurba Kishore Bir, Art, Maharashtra
  • Ghanakanta Bora Borbayan, Art, Assam
  • Hilda Mit Lepcha, Art, Sikkim
  • Sudha Malhotra, Art, Maharashtra
  • Ghulam Mohammad Saznawaz, Art, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Ramesh Gopaldas Sippy, Art, Maharashtra
  • Mahrukh Tarapor, Art, Maharashtra
  • Balwant Thakur, Art, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Puran Das Baul, Art, West Bengal
  • Rajendra Tikku, Art, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Pablo Bartholomew, Art, Delhi
  • Shri S Shakir Ali, Art, Rajasthan
  • S K M Maeilanandhan, Social Work, Tamil Nadu
  • Nileema Mishra, Social Work, Maharashtra
  • Reema Nanavati, Social Work, Gujarat
  • Jharna Dhara Chowdhury, Social Work, Bangladesh
  • Late Dr Ram Krishan, Social Work, Uttar Pradesh
  • Late Manju Bharat Ram, Social Work, Delhi
  • Prof Mustansir Barma, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
  • Avinash Chander, Science and Engineering, Delhi
  • Sanjay Govind Dhande, Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh
  • Prof (Dr) Sankar Kumar Pal, Science, Engineering, West Bengal
  • Deepak B Phatak, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
  • Dr Mudundi Ramakrishna Raju, Science and Engg, Andhra Pradesh
  • Prof Ajay K Sood, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
  • Prof Krishnaswamy Vijayraghavan, Science & Engg, Karnataka
  • Dr Manindra Agrawal, Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh
  • Dr Jayaraman Gowrishankar, Science & Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
  • Prof Sharad Pandurang Kale, Science & Engineering, Maharashtra
  • Vandana Luthra, Trade and Industry, Delhi
  • Rajshree Pathy, Trade and Industry, Tamil Nadu
  • Hemendra Prasad Barooah, Trade and Industry, Assam
  • Milind Kamble, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra
  • Kalpana Saroj, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra
  • Dr Sudarshan K Aggarwal, Medicine, Delhi
  • Dr C Venkata S Ram alias Chitta, Venkata Sundara Ram, Medicine, Andhra Pradesh
  • Dr Rajendra Achyut Badwe, Medicine, Maharashtra
  • Dr Taraprasad Das, Medicine, Orissa
  • Prof (Dr) T V Devarajan, Medicine, Tamil Nadu
  • Prof (Dr) Saroj Chooramani Gopal, Medicine, Uttar Pradesh
  • Dr Pramod Kumar Julka, Medicine, Delhi
  • Dr Gulshan Rai Khatri, Medicine, Delhi
  • Dr Ganesh Kumar Mani, Medicine, Delhi
  • Dr Amit Prabhakar Maydeo, Medicine, Maharashtra
  • Dr Sundaram Natarajan, Medicine, Maharashtra
  • Prof Krishna Chandra Chunekar, Medicine, Uttar Pradesh
  • Dr Vishwa Kumar Gupta, Medicine, Delhi
  • Prof (Capt) Dr M Sharaf-eAlam, Literature & Education, Bihar
  • Dr Radhika Herzberger, Literature & Education, Andhra Pradesh
  • J Malsawma, Literature and Education, Mizoram
  • Devendra Patel, Literature & Education, Gujarat
  • Dr Rama Kant Shukla, Literature & Education, Delhi
  • Prof Akhtarul Wasey, Literature & Education, Delhi
  • Prof Anvita Abbi, Literature & Education, Delhi
  • Nida Fazli, Literature & Education, Madhya Pradesh
  • Surender Kumar Sharma, Literature & Education, Delhi
  • Dr Jagdish Prasad Singh, Literature & Education, Bihar
  • Late Shaukat Riaz Kapoor Alias Salik Lakhnawi, Literature & Education, WB
  • Prof Noboru Karashima, Literature & Education, Japan
  • Christopher Pinney, Literature & Education, UK
  • Premlata Agrawal, Sports, Jharkhand
  • Yogeshwar Dutt, Sports, Haryana
  • Hosanagara Nagarajegowda Girisha, Sports, Karnataka
  • Subedar Major Vijay Kumar, Sports, Himachal Pradesh
  • Ngangom Dingko Singh, Sports, Maharashtra
  • Naib Subedar Bajrang Lal Takhar, Sports, Rajasthan
  • Ritu Kumar, Fashion Designing, Delhi
  • Dr Ravindra Singh Bisht, Archaeology, Uttar Pradesh.



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