MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

PRESS NOTE

North Block, New Delhi-1

Dated the 25th January, 2020

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.

2.These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President has approved conferment of 141 Padma Awards including 4 duo cases (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan,

16Padma Bhushan and 118 Padma Shri Awards. 33 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 18 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and 12 Posthumous awardees.

Padma Vibhushan(7)

SN

 

Name

 

Field

 

State/Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

Shri George Fernandes

 

Public Affairs

 

Bihar

 

 

 

 

(Posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

Shri Arun Jaitley

 

Public Affairs

 

Delhi

 

 

 

 

(Posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK

 

Public Affairs

 

Mauritius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

 

Smt. M. C. Mary Kom

 

Sports

 

Manipur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

 

Shri Chhannulal Mishra

 

Art

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

 

Smt. Sushma Swaraj

 

Public Affairs

 

Delhi

 

 

 

 

(Posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

 

Sri Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri

 

Others-Spiritualism

 

Karnataka

 

 

 

 

Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Udupi (Posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Padma Bhushan (16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SN

 

Name

 

Field

 

State/Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

 

Shri M. Mumtaz Ali (Sri M)

 

Others-Spiritualism

 

Kerala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

 

Shri Syed Muazzem Ali

 

Public Affairs

 

Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

(Posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

 

Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig

 

Public Affairs

 

Jammu

and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kashmir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

 

Shri Ajoy Chakravorty

Art

 

 

West Bengal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

 

Shri Manoj Das

 

 

Literature

and

Puducherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

 

Shri Balkrishna Doshi

Others-Architecture

 

 

Gujarat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

 

Ms. Krishnammal Jagannathan

Social Work

 

 

Tamil Nadu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

 

Shri S. C. Jamir

 

 

Public Affairs

 

 

Nagaland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

 

Shri Anil Prakash Joshi

Social Work

 

 

Uttarakhand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

 

Dr. Tsering Landol

 

 

Medicine

 

 

Ladakh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

 

Shri Anand Mahindra

Trade and Industry

 

 

Maharashtra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

 

Shri

Neelakanta

Ramakrishna

Public Affairs

 

 

Kerala

 

 

Madhava Menon (Posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.

 

Shri

Manohar

Gopalkrishna

Public Affairs

 

 

Goa

 

 

Prabhu Parrikar (Posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.

 

Prof. Jagdish Sheth

 

 

Literature

and

USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.

 

Ms. P. V. Sindhu

 

 

Sports

 

 

Telangana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.

 

Shri Venu Srinivasan

Trade and Industry

 

 

Tamil Nadu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Padma Shri (118)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SN

 

Name

 

 

 

Field

 

 

State/Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.

 

Guru Shashadhar Acharya

 

Art

 

 

Jharkhand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.

 

Dr. Yogi Aeron

 

 

Medicine

 

 

Uttarakhand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.

 

Shri Jai Prakash Agarwal

 

Trade and Industry

 

 

Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.

 

Shri Jagdish Lal Ahuja

 

Social Work

 

 

Punjab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28.

 

Kazi Masum Akhtar

 

 

Literature and Education

 

West Bengal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.

 

Ms. Gloria Arieira

 

 

Literature and Education

 

Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.

 

Khan Zaheerkhan Bakhtiyarkhan

 

Sports

 

 

Maharashtra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31.

 

Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay

 

Medicine

 

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32.

 

Dr. Sushovan Banerjee

 

Medicine

 

 

West Bengal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33.

 

Dr. Digambar Behera

 

Medicine

 

 

Chandigarh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34.

 

Dr. Damayanti Beshra

 

Literature and Education

 

Odisha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35.

 

Shri Pawar Popatrao Bhaguji

 

Social Work

 

 

Maharashtra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36.

Shri Himmata Ram Bhambhu

Social Work

Rajasthan

 

 

 

 

37.

Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Trade and Industry

Uttar Pradesh

 

 

 

 

38.

Shri Gafurbhai M. Bilakhia

Trade and Industry

Gujarat

 

 

 

 

39.

Shri Bob Blackman

Public Affairs

United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

40.

Ms. Indira P. P. Bora

Art

Assam

 

 

 

 

41.

Shri Madan Singh Chauhan

Art

Chhattisgarh

 

 

 

 

42.

Ms. Usha Chaumar

Social Work

Rajasthan

 

 

 

 

43.

Shri Lil Bahadur Chettri

Literature and Education

Assam

 

 

 

 

44.

Ms. Lalitha & Ms. Saroja

Art

Tamil Nadu

 

Chidambaram (Duo)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

45.

Dr. Vajira Chitrasena

Art

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

46.

Dr. Purushottam Dadheech

Art

Madhya Pradesh

 

 

 

 

47.

Shri Utsav Charan Das

Art

Odisha

 

 

 

 

48.

Prof. Indra Dassanayake

Literature and Education

Sri Lanka

 

(Posthumous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

49.

Shri H. M. Desai

Literature and Education

Gujarat

 

 

 

 

50.

Shri Manohar Devadoss

Art

Tamil Nadu

 

 

 

 

51.