Padma Awards 2017 – Complete List

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The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 25 January 2017 approved conferment of ‘Padma Awards’ to 89 persons. The list comprises of 7 ‘Padma Vibhushan’, 7 ‘Padma Bhushan’ and 75 ‘Padma Shri’ awardees.  19 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 5 persons from the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 posthumous awardees.

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, ‘Padma Vibhushan’, ‘Padma Bhushan’ and ‘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.

Complete List of 89 Padma Awardees

7 Padma Vibhushan awardees:

Sl. No Name Field 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


Public Affairs Meghalaya


7 Padma Bhushan awardees:

Sl. No. Name Field 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 Others-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


75 Padma Shri awardees:


Sl. No Name Field State
1. Smt. Basanti Bisht Art-Music Uttarakhand
2. Shri Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance Kerala
3. Smt. Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance Odisha
4. Smt. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema Karnataka
5. Shri Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema Odisha
6. Shri T K Murthy Art-Music Tamil Nadu
7. Shri Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music Manipur
8. Shri Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music Uttar Pradesh
9. Smt. Baoa Devi Art-Painting Bihar
10. Shri Tilak Gitai Art-Painting Rajasthan
11. Dr. Prof. Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture Telangana
12. Shri Jitendra Haripal Art-Music Odisha
13. Shri Kailash Kher Art-Music Maharashtra
14. Smt. Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music Kerala
15. Smt. Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music Karnataka
16. Shri Mukund Nayak Art-Music Jharkhand
17. Shri Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music Gujarat
18. Smt. Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music Maharashtra
19. Shri Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre Manipur
20. Shri Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service Telangana
21. Shri T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service Haryana
22. Shri Kanwal Sibal Civil Service Delhi
23. Shri Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education Sikkim
24. Smt. Eli Ahmed Literature & Education Assam
25. Dr. Narendra Kohli Literature & Education Delhi
26. Prof. G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education Karnataka
27. Shri Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education Kerala
28. Shri Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education Jammu & Kashmir
29. Shri Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education Delhi
30. Shri Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education Uttar Pradesh
31. Shri Michel Danino Literature & Education Tamil Nadu
32. Shri Punam Suri Literature & Education Delhi
33. Shri VG Patel Literature & Education Gujarat
34. Smt. V Koteswaramma Literature & Education Andhra Pradesh
35. Shri Balbir Dutt Literature & Education-Journalism Jharkhand
36. Smt. Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education-Journalism Maharashtra
37. Shri Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education-Journalism Gujarat
38. Dr. Subroto Das Medicine Gujarat
39. Dr. (Smt.) Bhakti Yadav Medicine Madhya Pradesh
40. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine Telangana
41. Dr. Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine Uttar Pradesh
42. Dr. Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine Gujarat
43. Prof. Harkishan Singh Medicine Chandigarh
44. Dr. Mukut Minz Medicine Chandigarh
45. Shri Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology Chhattisgarh
46. Shri Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary Maharashtra
47. Smt. Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art Kerala
48. Shri Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture Gujarat
49. Shri Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering Telangana
50. Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering West Bengal
51. Shri Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering Andhra Pradesh
52. Shri Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering Assam
53. Shri Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work Telangana
54. Shri Girish Bhardwaj Social Work Karnataka
55. Shri Karimul Hak Social Work West Bengal
56. Shri Bipin Ganatra Social Work West Bengal
57. Smt. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social work Tamil Nadu
58. Shri Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work Maharashtra
59. Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work Punjab
60. Shri Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket Delhi
61. Shri Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket Karnataka
62. Shri Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw Karnataka
63. Smt. Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics Haryana
64. Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics Tamil Nadu
65. Smt. Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics Tripura
66. Shri P R Shreejesh Sports-Hockey Kerala
67. Smt. Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling Haryana
68. Shri Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry Telangana
69. Shri Imrat Khan


Art-Music USA
70. Shri Anant Agarwal


Literature & Education USA
71. Shri H.R. Shah


Literature & Education-Journalism USA
72. Late (Smt.) Suniti Solomon


Medicine Tamil Nadu
73. Shri Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya


Others-Archaeology West Bengal
74. Dr. Mapuskar


Social Work Maharashtra
75. Smt. Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work Nepal


Source and Courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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