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List of Padma Awards 2019

Awards are given to the individuals and organisations to appreciate their work and achievements related to services of the Republic of India. There are mainly 5 types of awards given in India i.e. Civilian awards, Military Awards, Leadership awards, Literature awards and sports awards.  The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian awards inIndia. There are three categories of the Padma Awards; Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
Sep 11, 2019 13:22 IST
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Awards and Honours in India
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The Government of India started two civilian awards; Bharat Ratna & Padma Vibhushan in 1954. But in the year 1955  Padma Vibhushan was further divided into three categories; Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the country.

Padma Awards are given in three categories, namely,

1. Padma Vibhushan for exceptional and distinguished service

2. Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of a high order

3. Padma Shri for distinguished service

Civilian Awards Winners (Bharat Ratna & Padma Awards) 2019

Bharat Ratna (2019): 3 People awarded

1. Pranab Mukherjee

He is an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. He has been a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and has occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, he was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012.

2. Nanaji Deshmukh

He was a social activist from India. He worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance. He was a member of RSS, a leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and also a member of the Rajya Sabha. He was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 1999. Indiá's first Saraswati Shishu Mandir was established by him at Gorakhpur in 1950.

3. Bhupen Hazarika

He was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker from Assam, widely known as Sudhakantha. Before Bharat Ranta he had received the National Film Award for best music direction in 1975. Recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), Padma shri (1977), and Padmabhushan (2001), and also awarded with Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1992).

Padma Vibhushan (2019): 4 People Awarded

1. Ms. Teejan Bai (Art-Vocals-Folk)

2. Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Public Affairs)  Djibouti

3. Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik (Trade & Industry-Infrastructure)

4. Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (Art-Acting-Theatre)

Padma Bhushan (2019): 14 People Awarded

1. Shri John Chambers (Trade & Industry-Technology)

2. Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (Public Affairs)

3. Shri Pravin Gordhan (Foreigner) for Public Affairs

4. Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati (Trade & Industry-Food Processing)

5. Shri Darshan Lal Jain (Social Work)

6. Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)

7. Shri Kariya Munda (Public Affairs)

8. Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee (Art-Music-Sitar)

9. Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (Art-Acting-Film)

10. Shri S Nambi Narayan (Science & Engineering-Space)

11. Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) for Literature & Education (Journalism)

12. Ms. Bachendri Pal (Sports-Mountaineering)

13. Shri V K Shunglu (Civil Service)

14. Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (Public Affairs)

Padma Shree (2019): 94 People Awarded

1. Shri Rajeshwar Acharya (Art-Vocal-Hindustani)

2. Shri Bangaru Adigalar(Others-Spiritualism)

3. Shri Illias Ali (Medicine-Surgery)

4. Shri Manoj Bajpayee (Art-Acting-Films)

5. Shri Uddhab Kumar Bharali (Science & Engineering-Grassroots Innovation)

6. Shri Omesh Kumar Bharti (Medicine-Rabies)

7. Shri Pritam Bhartwan (Art-Vocals-Folk)

8. Shri Jyoti Bhatt (Art-Painting)

9. Shri Dilip Chakravarty (Others-Archaeology)

10. Shri Mammen Chandy (Medicine-Hematology)

11. Shri Swapan Chaudhuri (Art-Music-Tabla)

12. Shri Kanwal Singh Chauhan

13. Shri Sunil Chhetri (Sports-Football)

14. Shri Dinyar Contractor (Art-Acting-Theatre)

15. Ms. Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)

16. Shri Babulal Dahiya (Others-Agriculture)

17. Shri Thanga Darlong (Art-Music-Flute)

18. Shri Prabhu Deva (Art-Dance)

19. Ms. Rajkumari Devi (Others-Agriculture)

20. Ms. Bhagirathi Devi (Public Affairs)

21. Shri Baldev Singh Dhillon (Science & Engineering-Agriculture)

22. Ms. Harika Dronavalli (Sports-Chess)

23. Ms. Godawari Dutta (Art-Painting)

24. Shri Gautam Gambhir (Sports-Cricket)

25. Ms. Draupadi Ghimiray (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)

26. Ms. Rohini Godbole (Science & Engineering-Nuclear)

27. Shri Sandeep Guleria (Medicine-Surgery)

28. Shri Pratap Singh Hardia (Medicine- Ophthmology)

29. Shri Bulu Imam (Social Work-Culture)

30. Ms. Friederike Irina (Foreigner) (Social Work-Animal Welfare)

31. Shri Joravarsinh Jadav (Art-Dance Folk)

32. Shri S Jaishankar (Civil Service)

33. Shri Narsingh Dev Jamwal (Literature & Education)

34. Shri Fayaz Ahmad Jan (Art-Craft-Papier Mache)

35. Shri K G Jayan (Art-Music-Bhakti)

36. Shri Subhash Kak (Foreigner) (Science & Engineering-Technology)

37. Shri Sharath Kamal (Sports-Table Tennis)

38. Shri Rajani Kant (Social Work)

39. Shri Sudam Kate (Medicine-Sickle Cell)

40. Shri Waman Kendre (Art-Acting-Theatre)

41. Shri Kader Khan (Posthumous-Foreigner) (Art-Acting-Films)

42. Shri Abdul Gafur Khatri (Art-Painting)

43. Shri Ravindra Kolhe and Ms. Smita Kolhe (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)

44. Ms. Bombayla Devi Laishram (Sports-Archery)

45. Shri Kailash Madbaiya (Literature & Education)

46. Shri Ramesh Babaji Maharaj (Social Work-Animal Welfare)

47. Shri Vallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya (Others-Agriculture)

48. Ms. Gita Mehta (Foreigner) (Literature & Education)

49. Shri Shadab Mohammad (Medicine-Dentistry)

50. Shri K K Muhammed (Others-Archaeology)

51. Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)

52. Shri Daitari Naik (Social Work)

53. Shri Shankar Mahadevan Narayan (Art-Vocals-Films)

54. Shri Shantanu Narayen (Foreigner) (Trade & Industry-Technology)

55. Nartaki Natraj (Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam)

56. Shri Tsering Norboo (Medicine-Surgery)

57. Shri Anup Ranjan Pandey (Art-Music)

58. Shri Jagdish Prasad Parikh (Others-Agriculture)

59. Shri Ganpatbhai Patel (Foreigner) (Literature & Education)

60. Shri Bimal Patel (Others-Architecture)

61. Shri Hukumchand Patidar (Others-Agriculture)

62. Shri Harvinder Singh Phoolka (Public Affairs)

63. Ms. Madurai Chinna Pillai (Social Work-Microfinance)

64. Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch (Foreigner) (Others-Yoga)

65. Ms. Kamala Pujhari (Others-Agriculture)

66. Shri Bajrang Punia (Sports-Wrestling)

67. Shri Jagat Ram (Medicine-Ophthalmology)

68. Shri R V Ramani (Medicine-Ophthalmology)

69. Shri Devarapalli Prakash Rao (Social Work-Affordable Education)

70. Shri Anup Sah (Art-Photography)

71. Ms. Milena Salvini (Foreigner) (Art-Dance-Kathakali)

72. Shri Nagindas Sanghavi (Literature & Education-Journalism)

73. Shri Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry (Art-Lyrics)

74. Shri Shabbir Sayyad (Social Work-Animal Welfare)

75. Shri Mahesh Sharma (Social Work-Tribal Welfare)

76. Shri Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri (Literature & Education)

77. Shri Brijesh Kumar Shukla (Literature & Education)

78. Shri Narendra Singh (Others-Animal Husbandry)

79. Ms. Prashanti Singh (Sports-Basketball)

80. Shri Sultan Singh (Others-Animal Husbandry)

81. Shri Jyoti Kumar Sinha (Social Work-Affordable Education)

82. Shri Anandan Sivamani (Art-Music)

83. Ms. Sharada Srinivasan (Others-Archaeology)

84. Shri Devendra Swarup (Posthumous) (Literature & Education-Journalism)

85. Shri Ajay Thakur (Sports-Kabaddi)

86. Shri Rajeev Tharanath (Art-Music-Sarod)

87. Ms. Saalumarada Thimmakka (Social Work-Environment)

88. Ms. Jamuna Tudu (Social Work-Environment)

89. Shri Bharat Bhushan Tyagi (Others-Agriculture)

90. Shri Ramaswami Venkataswami (Medicine-Surgery)

91. Shri Ram Saran Verma (Others-Agriculture)

92. Shri Swami Vishudhananda (Others-Spiritualism)

93. Shri Hiralal Yadav (Art-Vocals-Folk)

94. Shri Venkateswara Rao Yadlapalli (Others-Agriculture)

These Padma Awards are very important for the all types of competitive exams held in India. So students need to read this article with full attention.

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